Dollar Academy

College & Education

Europe, United Kingdom, Clackmannanshire

Dollar Academy is one of Scotland’s leading independent school, offering day and boarding for both boys and girls aged from 5 to 18. Set in 70-acre (280,000 m) of stunning natural beauty at the heart of the small country town community of Dollar, Clackmannanshire; centrally located close to the university cities of St Andrews and Edinburgh, and just a short 30 minute drive from Edinburgh International Airport. While it has a reputation as one of the sportiest schools in Britain, Dollar Academy is, according to The Scotsman, Scotland's best-performing school academically, with 95% of Fifth Years passing three or more Highers in 2007. The national average is just 22%. In addition to this academic and sporting excellence, the school offers an extensive range of activities outside the classroom. It's the participation in these pursuits that bring out the best in Dollar Academy pupil; developing their confidence, enthusiasm and independence of mind. The Dollar community is strikingly welcoming, positive and vibrant. Dollar Academy offers a tranquil and safe environment which is welcoming and vibrant.