They are all excellent schools. I would also look at kelvinside academy and the Glasgow academy. Open days are ok but I would also do a one to one tour on a normal school day to get a real feel if you can find the time. Shop around! I have toured them all, PM me if you need more info!
Hi, I toured all of the private schools and eventually chose St.Aloysius. I can't describe it but it has a better feel to it. I'm sure the facilities may be better at other schools but this one for us is the best. My dd started the kindergarten last week and loves it
I know people whose children go to all of these schools, and they're all very happy and doing well.
Personally, the young people I've met (through work and my own DC) who went to St Al's have all been kind, compassionate and smart. While the ones from Glasgow Academy who get on my train are quite rude and arrogant. Just a snapshot, but it would influence me if I was a parent deciding where to send mine.
High School is v v academically selective and doesn't guarantee siblings a place. Junior school is in the suburbs rather than Glasgow itself. Kelvinside is less academic and has a friendly feel. Agree with the St Al's comments very nice children but if you are a non Catholic your will need to be ok with a fair amount of Catholic instruction. Hutchie v good but big and not so easy to get to if you are north of the Clyde.
You may struggle to get into St Al's unless you are from a Catholic background. It's a very good school but VERY heavy on religion. I went to St Al's and then Glasgow Academy for 6th year. They are both very good schools but really depends what you are looking for.
I'd ring up and talk to the rectors at:
St Aloysius Glasgow Academy High School Hutchesons
There are also some very good single sex schools if you are interested in those: