Our aim is to provide a caring, structured environment within which young people are encouraged and supported to become responsible citizens and to reach their full musical, educational and social potential, based on mutual respect for each other and the environment.

ACMS Boarding provides accomodation for pupils aged 11 to 18 years who attend Aberdeen City Music School. The Boarding house has 40 rooms arranged over 4 floors. Accommodation is divided into boys and girls corridors. Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. Wifi is available throughout the building.

While in Boarding all pupils are encourage to keep up with their school work, staff will endeavour to help in any way they can. There is also provision for music practice, with a dedicated percussion space, a piano studio and three other pianos for housemates to use.

To support Housemates, to relax and to enjoy some "downtime" we have created our very own Wellbeing Room. This calming space can be enjoyed by making use of the comfortable seating, oversized beanbags, sensory blankets, aromatherapy diffuser, projector, fidget toys etc. In addition to our Wellbeing room, we also have created an Art Room where Housemates are free to create art masterpieces in a quiet, relaxing space.

We plan regular activities to help Housemates relax, have fun, learn something new and build on life skills. We offer a range of activities e.g. quizzes, outings (by hiring a minibus), crafts, cooking, games etc. On the ground floor there is plenty of space for socialising in the evenings in the living room. There is a large kitchen which Housemates can use to prepare snacks and develop their cooking skills. There is also a games area which includes a Wii, table tennis table and pool table.