Scottish Naval and Military Academy was instituted in 1825.
The following taken from a report published in 1835:
Patron:His Majesty King William the Fourth
Presidents:: His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge Field-Marshall His Grace the Duke of Wellington General His Grace the Duke of Gordon
Lord Robert Kerr Sir Robert Keith Dick Sir Patrick Walker Sir Henry Jardine Captain Boswall RN
“The public have already been made aware that the formation of this National Establishment originated with several Noblemen and Gentlemen, in the belief that it would afford many important advantages to Young Gentlemen intended for the Army and Navy, or the Service of the East India Company.
The expectations of its supporters have not been disappointed, and the experience pf ten years now entitles the Directors of the Establishment to say that it has been attended with great and important benefits.It has enabled the Pupils to obtain at an early period those peculiar professional acquirements, along with those habits of discipline self-control, and gentlemanly behaviour, which are indispensable to all who are intended for the distinguished service above mentioned, and it has at the same time promoted the study of that liberal system of Education without which no gentleman can properly support his status in society.
These important objects the Naval and Military Academy has enabled its Pupils to attain at comparatively small expense, when it is kept in view that, previous to its establishment in Edinburgh, such a system of Education as it affords was only accessible to the Young Gentlemen connected with Scotland, by their being sent from under the eye and superintendence of their Parents and Guardian to distant and Foreign Establishments, atvery great expense and inconvenience, when compared with that at which the same instruction is now offered at home through the medium of this Academy......
The Session commences on the first day of October yearly, and terminates in the last week of July.It is divided in four period or quarters.At the conclusion of the Session, a series of Private as well as Public Examinations takes place, and Prizes are awarded according to the merits of the competitors..........................
The Plan of the Establishment does not admit of Young Gentlemen being boarded within its walls; but the Superintendent and several of the Masters receive Boarders into theirFamilies.....
The Lectures on Natural Philosophy and Chemistry being Popular Courses, are open to the Public generally, and are given on the Fridays, at Three o'clock, when the proper Studies of the Academy are over.
Thos. Compton late of the Royal Military Academy Woolwich - Military Engineering etc Mr. Humble - Landscape, Prospective Drawing George Lees - Higher Mathematics and Navigation etc. Dr. Fyfe - Lectures on Chemistry Mons. Surenne - Lectures on Military Antiquities Rev. S McMorine - Latin and Greek James Trotter - Elementary Arithmetic and Book Keeping Wm. Graham - Geography, History, Elocution Mr. Ballantyne - Persian and Hindoostanee, Arabic. Mons. F Senebier - French Sign. G, Babagliati - Italian Dr. Cantor - Spanish, Portuguese Mr. Roland - Fencing Mr. A.W. Shaw - Gymnastics and Military Exercises with the Firelock and Broadsword.”
Teacher’s fees for each Class per Quarter ranged from £3.3s. for Civil Engineeringto 15s for Elementary Arithmetic.
The Academy operated from premises in Lothian Road.
The superintendent in 1860 was still Captain John Orr who lived at 42 St. Cuthbert Street.
I have a copy of the full report should you wish(3 x A4 pages)