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|Motto||Sola Nobilitas Virtus - Virtue Alone Ennobles'|
|Established||1857 / 1894|
|Location||31 Moss-Side Road
City of Glasgow
|Local authority||Glasgow City Council|
|Staff||c. 100 full-time staff|
Shawlands Academy is Glasgow’s designated 'International School and one of Scotland’s most multicultural schools. It is situated in Shawlands, between Pollok Park (and its Burrell Collection) and Queen's Park, named after Mary Queen of Scots who fought her final battle on Scottish soil at the Battle of Langside on 13 May 1568.
Shawlands Academy currently has around 1,250 students and has over 100 teachers.
Shawlands Academy dates from 1857 when there was a private school of the same name located nearby in Skirving Street. The school as we know it today opened its doors over 118 years ago in 1894 in the nearby building on Pollokshaws Road which now houses Shawlands Primary School.
Shawlands is noted for its pluralism. In the 1960s, the school had a particularly high concentration of Jewish pupils, and was one of the few state schools in Scotland to offer Hebrew as a curriculum subject. Reflecting its status as Glasgow International School, Shawlands teaches many modern languages, including Urdu. According to a survey in 2006, over 57 languages are spoken in the playground.
- Andrew Denholm, "From Urdu to Polish ... the diverse culture of one school", The Herald 2 October 2006.