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Founded in 1997, Merrifield Preparatory School and College continues to grow in stature year by year and has established itself as the leading independent provider of pre-primary, preparatory and secondary education in the Buffalo City region.

Situated in a beautiful, secure outdoor setting, the wooden cabin-type classrooms and the natural environment create a wholesome backdrop for the vibrancy and enthusiasm so characteristic of the atmosphere of the school.

The school’s motto “Astra Petentes”, which means “Reach for the Stars”, is aimed at guiding our pupils to realise their full potential in all aspects of their lives. With limited class numbers, Merrifield offers excellent academic tuition, and places equal emphasis on academic, sporting, cultural, social and spiritual development.

Merrifield prides itself in offering a caring, nurturing and supportive school environment where the individual attributes of every child are recognised and celebrated. The school has over 600 pupils enrolled currently and caters for all grades from Grade 000 to Grade 12.

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Merrifield Sport 14 August 2017

HOCKEY 8 August: Merrifield U9 boys hosted a primary school hockey festival. Results: Merrifield A lost 2-0 to Hudson A; lost 2-1 to Selborne A; won against Dale A 6-0. Merrifield B lost 4-0 to [...]

Merrifield Sport 7 August 2017

HOCKEY 2 August: U13 girls hockey beat Berlin 4-0; U11 girls hockey beat Gonubie 4-0. 1 August: U10 boys hockey, Merrifield drew 0-0 with Komga, Dale B and AW Barnes, and lost to Berlin 2-1. [...]

Merrifield Sport 31 July 2017

MERRIFIELD SPORT HOCKEY 27 July: Boys Hockey vs Dale: U14 vs Dale U14A, Merrifield lost 1-0; 16 vs Dale, Merrifield lost; 1st boys vs Dale 1st, Merrifield won 1-0. 26 July: U9 girls hockey.  Merrifield [...]

Merrifield Sport 26 June 2017

Merrifield U9A hockey player Skylar Ganda chases the ball during a match against Lilyfontein at the Bunkers Hill Astro on Saturday Picture: TRACEY MANGOLD Merrifield Sport  DERBY 24 June: Merrifield Prep Derby vs [...]


Rehearsals underway for Merrifield’s “Unstoppable”

Rehearsals are underway for Unstoppable, Merrifield's 20th birthday celebration. The play will be staged at the Guild Theatre next week Wednesday and Thursday (23 and 24 August). Tickets are available from the school and Computicket. [...]

Merrifield AGM takes place on 21 June 2017

AGM Agenda 21 June 2017


Marimba Bands do Merrifield Proud

By Anne McLaren, Merrifield Music Teacher We are so proud of our Merrifield marimba bands. They won two second places and two thirds in what I consider to have been the toughest of marimba festivals [...]

BUY & SELL BAZAR Special thanks to all concerned for the generous donation of items and the commitment shown by Grade 3P Parents. The overwhelming support by the Merrifield Staff, especially office and pre-primary, helped [...]

Bridgebuilding and Aquilibrium Competition

BRIDGEBUILDING AND AQUILIBRIUM COMPETITION Two teams participated in both the Bridge Building and Aqualibrium competitions held by SAICE on Saturday 5 May. The Grade 12 team of Dietmar Edumisa Welz, Russell Schwedhelm and Jeffin Thomas, [...]

General Knowledge Whizz Kids

Congratulations to the Merrifield Grade 6 and 7 team who won the SACEE General Knowledge Quiz last night! They are, from left to right, Harshul Ranchhod, Yanda Sikuza, Ethan Epstein-Kay and Anesu Chimusoro.