About Dollar

One of Scotland’s largest and best performing schools, Dollar Academy prides itself in providing an education that meets the highest standards.  We are a day and boarding school for boys and girls aged five to eighteen.

A word from the Rector

"Excellent teaching is important here, but your child will take as much from the core values of honesty, kindness, respect and responsibility which are embedded in every aspect of life at Dollar Academy."

David Knapman
what makes us special

What Makes Us Special

Our focus is very much on encouraging the individual talent, interests and ambitions of all our pupils.

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Our History

Founded in 1818, Dollar Academy is the world's oldest co-educational day and boarding school.

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Our Location

We are situated in the centre of the beautiful country town of Dollar, within easy access of Scotland's major cities.

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Our Campus

The main school building is a striking neoclassical design by the eminent Scottish architect William Henry Playfair.


Our Community

We have a genuine passion for learning and an enthusiasm for the personal development of individual children and young people.

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Our school magazine gives a great insight into life at Dollar for our pupils, parents, FPs and staff.