Merrifield Preparatory School and College, rooted in the Eastern Cape, prides itself on not only producing future-proof, aware and resilient students, but also on growing and nurturing each individual while at a formative stage of their development. With over 700 students enrolled currently at the East London campus, from Grade 000 to Grade 12, Merrifield has grown from strength to strength since 1997 when founding parents envisioned the school as a leading light in independent education in the province. Merrifield Matric students over the years have achieved 100% pass rate and over 90% exemption rate in the IEB examinations. It is not only academic excellence that is held in high esteem at Merrifield. Teamwork and camaraderie within the student body is balanced against individual excellence and achievement within the Sport, Cultural and Academic programmes offered. There is a delicate balance to be struck between nurturing each individual student and encouraging leadership and independence. At Merrifield, staff and parents work together to achieve this in the raising and encouraging of our students, each of whom matter, and all of whom are cared for and urged to reach their own potentials.

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College Tennis Stars

August 24th, 2020|Comments Off on College Tennis Stars

Congratulations to Merrifield College students Devina Pillay and Keelan Hartley who participated successfully in the Buffalo City Tennis Mini-series tournament over the last weekend. Devina won the open women’s section and Keelan finished third in [...]

Congrats to Josh Emslie

July 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on Congrats to Josh Emslie

Belated congratulations to Merrifield's very own swimming champ, and co-head of the SRC, Joshua Emslie, for his selection in June to the SA Senior Youth swimming squad. Unfortunately training and travelling has been severely constrained [...]

Fitness continues in #lockdown

May 19th, 2020|Comments Off on Fitness continues in #lockdown

The Merrifield College hockey teams and coaches have been following a fitness program for the past 6 weeks set out by Mr Buckley. Last week they completed a full fitness test where they had to [...]

Hockey news: Greg Beling and Tony Godding Festival

April 7th, 2020|Comments Off on Hockey news: Greg Beling and Tony Godding Festival

Tony Godding and Greg Beling Hockey Festivals Merrifield College Boys and Girls 1st Hockey Teams participated in a weekend of fixtures against top teams from around the country at the end of term one. It [...]


Slipper Day fun

August 17th, 2020|Comments Off on Slipper Day fun

Merrifield Prep students enjoyed toasty toes in their cozy footwear as part of Slipper Day efforts to raise funds towards the "Reach for a Dream" Foundation.

Mandela Day 2020

July 20th, 2020|Comments Off on Mandela Day 2020

Merrifield Prep School and College celebrated the vision of former President Nelson Mandela in the week leading up to Mandela Day on 18 July.  


Last Prep Zoom Assembly for Term 3, 2020

September 17th, 2020|Comments Off on Last Prep Zoom Assembly for Term 3, 2020

Last Prep Assembly of the term for Merrifield! In this morning's zoom assembly, certificates and trophies were awarded to students who excelled in the recent Cross Country challenge, as well as to #awesome kids of [...]

Merrifield Art Follows a Picasso Path (VIDEO)

August 28th, 2020|Comments Off on Merrifield Art Follows a Picasso Path (VIDEO)

Selected artworks from Merrifield students ranging from Pre-Primary to Matric is on display in celebration of Merrifield's Founders' Day 2020. This slideshow shows the progression of art from a young age to teenager, mirroring Pablo [...]

Kariega thanks Merrifield

August 24th, 2020|Comments Off on Kariega thanks Merrifield

What a lovely letter from the Kariega Foundation thanking the Merrifield community for the R15000 donation raised at this year's College Eco Fashion Show. Thank you to all involved!

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