Stirling supports the Classical educational philosophy of a child active in all four spheres of development - academic, physical, cultural and pastoral - and students are encouraged to participate in all four developmental areas as widely as possible.

Counselling systems

The school has a counsellor as well as numerous teachers well-versed in counselling and social work techniques, and students have easy access to someone to talk to. The school works on a Grade system and each Grade Head (and their assistant) serves both as administrator and counsellor to their “mini school”.