BOARDING IN DOLLAR
Dollar Academy prides itself on being the oldest co-educational boarding school in the UK. There are three boarding Houses: girls throughout the age range live in Argyll or Heyworth; McNabb and Tait houses boys, the seniors in its newly refurbished single bedsits. Numbers in Houses are kept low in order to maintain a family atmosphere Significantly, these Houses are looked after by members of the teaching staff who are called "Houseparents", rather than "Housemasters / mistresses". Boarders at Dollar are able to share and explore many different cultures, with pupils coming from countries as far afield as USA, The Middle East, Nigeria, and the Caribbean. Others may come from various parts of Scotland; from families with a Scottish connection in places like Canada; or from service families in Germany and beyond.
Boarders have access to the extensive grounds and facilities of the school, such as the swimming pool, the ICT suites, a gym and fitness suite, and opportunities to learn new skills ranging from flamenco dancing and horse riding to indoor football and skiing. Boarders are well known for their impressive contributions to the rich co-curricular life at Dollar. Weekend activities are widely available, and are organised through the individual House, or across the boarding community as a whole. Boarders can also enjoy all the advantages of being in the dramatic Scottish countryside while at the same time having the advantages of the small town of Dollar on their doorstep, and the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow less than forty minutes away.
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