Our magical “school on the hill” is an exceptional boarding & day school for children aged 3-13, nestling in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands.
Our magical “school on the hill” is a unique community with an unmatched spirit of achievement and sense of educational adventure. Our inspirational teachers and staff body are committed to making every child become altruistic, curious, and courageous.
Our pupils are encouraged to cast their nets wide, to have big dreams and be ambitious, all the while surrounded by a nurturing environment and a curriculum so creative and thrilling young minds cannot help but have a tenacious thirst for learning.
Words and photographs are simply not enough to convey the vitality and enthusiasm that are the hallmark of Ardvreck, and I would urge you to arrange a visit to experience the school at first hand. I can guarantee a very warm welcome.
Mrs Ali Kinge
Named Independent Prep School of the Year 2022, Ardvreck’s magnificent location inspires our mantra that not all classrooms have walls; every child has the privilege of learning life lessons outside. Our nature-inspired Nursery fully embraces the Forest School principles and as the pupils move up the school, our outstanding outdoor pursuits activity programme, which is second to none, encourages the development of a deep-rooted appreciation of nature and adaptability in our pupils. Our curriculum has been designed to ensure pupils achieve their full potential. This structure ensures that the learning styles of each individual are met and that the children constantly strive to outperform their own expectations both inside and outside of the classroom.
Our child centred curriculum has been designed to ensure all pupils achieve their full potential. This structure enables that the learning needs of each individual are met and that the children constantly strive to outperform their own expectations both inside and outside of the classroom.
I love boarding at Ardvreck! It’s like a big sleepover and you get to be with your friends all the time. It feels really homely.
We chose Ardvreck because it was a full boarding school which offered an excellent education and good pastoral care. There were lots of children there at the weekend to enjoy the host of activities laid on by the exceptional house staff.
On the weekends we do so many fun activities like laser tag and weaseling. Most of these things I have seen on TV but never been able to do myself. I had never done Weaselling or laser tag before! If you don’t want to do an activity you have the choice to stay at school and can have a lot of fun there too.
The Boarders Club is great because we are all with our friends all the time. We get to do so many different activities in the evenings!
My two children THRIVE in the care of Ardvreck. They are growing in confidence and SELF BELIEF and beginning to see just what they are capable of. Ardvreck is a unique school and I would not wish for them to go anywhere else.
Ardvreck School provides the children with a culture of courage, teamwork, creativity, spontaneity and individualism. They go off to Public School down south or in Scotland and stand out for their life skills, sense of self-acceptance and their can-do attitude.