WELCOME FROM THE HEAD MASTER
As Head Master of the College it gives me great pleasure in welcoming you to virtually tour our campus and, in the videos below, hear from the staff and pupils who make the College such a special place.
St Aloysius’ College is truly unique. It is a community linked by shared values and purpose and one I am proud to be part of.
I hope you enjoy hearing about all the fantastic things we have to offer and I look forward to welcoming you to the College in the future.
THE COLLEGE CAMPUS
The main building of St Aloysius’ College needs no introduction, with its two towering pillars and Italianate style that dominates 45 Hill Street.
Notable Edinburgh architect, Mr A. MacPherson, designed the current Grade-B listed building as it stands today, changing the front entrance from Dalhousie Street to Hill Street and creating the iconic staircase.
Designed by Glasgow architect firm Elder and Cannon and praised as “benchmark in modern school design”, our award-winning Junior School building opened in August 1998. A contrast of old and new, the school is nestled between our Convent building and an original tenement block but is sympathetic to the scale and shape of the neighbouring buildings.
Designed by Glasgow firm Burnett Bell and opened in 2013, our purpose-built Kindergarten building provides a warm, friendly and safe environment for our youngest pupils. Equipped with the latest technology, including underfloor heating, and three separately designed areas for indoor and outdoor play and learning, the Kindergarten is a stand-alone, secure building in the heart of our campus.
The historic Mount building was completed in 1882 and was Glasgow’s first Hospital for Sick Children before lack of space forced its relocation to Yorkhill in 1914. In 1984 St John Ogilvie Hall Preparatory School moved from Langside to Garnethill and took up residence here. Nowadays, the building is home to our Music and Art departments with our individual music lessons taking place here.
Awarded the Best Building in Scotland 2004 by the RIAS, our Clavius building occupies a corner site opposite our Main Building on Hill Street and houses 25 specialist classrooms for our Maths, Science, and Technology departments. The Clavius has a central Forum which acts as a social space during break times and lunch. It is also home to our designated Career and pastoral year offices.
The Convent Building was originally owned by the Sisters of Mercy and was taken on as part of the College estate in 2011. The building is the location of our additional support classrooms, staff room, and administrative offices, as well as an additional chapel.
Officially opened in 1910, this building is one of the most impressive and beautiful in the City. With marble and Venetian mosaics throughout, the church has a High Altar and stained glass cupola with the entire ceiling above the High Altar clad in mosaics, depicting The Last Supper.
Our state-of-the-art sports facility, which was designed by Glasgow firm Burnett Bell, opened in 2017. The £8million complex provides a range of indoor sports facilities which have transformed the health and wellbeing of our young people.
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LIFE AT THE COLLEGE
Browse our videos below to learn more about all the things that make St Aloysius’ College so great.