The world of Ancient Greece and Rome is rewarding to study in its own right for the wealth of its civilisations, languages and literature. These aspects have all had such a fundamental influence in shaping the world of today – not to mention schools, universities and curriculums.

Intellectually stretching, yet rewarding and fun

The study of Greek and Latin offers an enjoyable and intellectually stretching linguistic training that is of enormous benefit both to the study of modern European languages and to an enhanced awareness, appreciation and understanding of our own. The study of Greek and Roman literature and civilisation provides an illuminating experience and a refreshingly radical reappraisal of our own world and the assumptions on which it appears to be based. It is also great fun. Many of our pupils appear to agree.  Classics is thriving at St Leonards, with Latin offered at Pre-IB, as well as at IB in the Sixth Form, attracting a good number of pupils each year. They go on to study at universities including Oxford and Cambridge, sometimes beyond undergraduate level. 

Our St Leonards Seniors (former pupils) who come back to see us tell us how useful, as well as enjoyable, they have found our subjects, whether they have studied Spanish and Arabic at university or become corporate lawyers after graduating with a Classics degree.

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Day Bus Service

St Leonards is pleased to offer a home to school day bus service for our families, with routes covering Fife, Tayside and Perthshire. More

International Baccalaureate

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Golf at St Leonards

St Leonards offers a leading six-tier Golf Programme, giving pupils every opportunity to grow their game in the home of golf, using top-of-the-range facilities and technology. More


Situated in the heart of St Andrews, St Leonards offers outstanding boarding education for 5-18 year old boys and girls, combining exceptional academic achievement with a friendly atmosphere. St Leonards students have the chance to learn, work and play in a unique seaside setting and to feed off the inspirational buzz that comes from being right in the heart of a renowned and cosmopolitan university town.

The School is a private company limited by guarantee and is registered in Edinburgh with registration number SC016693. The company's registered office address is St Leonards School, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9QJ. The School is also registered as a charity with OSCR. The charity registration number is SC010904.

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