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.

Merrifield Preparatory School and College Promotional Movie



Club 100 and Club 200 swimming

Calling College students to join the Club 100 swimming training in the mornings at 7am. Swim 100 lengths in the Merrifield School pool before the Merrifield Mile on 26 February 2017 and you will earn [...]

Merrifield Supporter Shirts for Sale

Merrifield supporter shirts and visors for sale. Breezeway shirts for men and ladies - R250 each Sun visors R60 Available from Tracey Mangold in the Marketing office Please support this PLC fundraising initiative.

Merrifield defends National Independent Schools Title

Merrifield College tennis players have again walked off victors at the prestigious Sun City Independent Schools Tennis Tournament that took place this week. They are, from left, Peter Townes, Dylan Smith, Samuel Townes, Alex Murray [...]

Sport for the week

NETBALL 18 August: U12 vs Cranberry, Merrifield lost 8-2. U13 vs Cranberry, Merrifield lost 8-3. 16 August: U10 vs Clarendon, the teams drew 3-3. 20 August: Kidds Beach Primary School vs Merrifield: U12B: Merrifield won [...]


Merrifield Mile 2017

The Merrifield Mile will take place on 26 February 2017 If you would like to advertise your business through sponsorship of the Merrifield Mile, please contact me. We would love you to join our team I [...]

Grade 7 Dance

The Merrifield school hall was transformed into a magical, starry venue for the Grade 7 dance on Friday 21 October, keeping to the theme of Moonstruck. Under thousands of twinkling lights, the students – dressed to [...]

A Night at the Races

Merrifield would like to thank the families and businesses who have very generously sponsored a race at A Night at the Races. Your support is hugely appreciated.  


Appeal for school shoes to redistribute

Merrifield is once again supporting the shoe initiative driven by Scripture Union.

Welcome Back to School!

The 2017 school year started today, with much excitement among the Grade 1s in particular. All the best for a fantastic year ahead!

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

Merrifield College is delighted by the outstanding NSC results of its 2016 Grade 12 Class. The school has once again received a 100% pass rate with 35 of the 36 matriculants attaining University entrance passes. [...]

SACEE Prize Giving

Merrifield congratulates our Prep and College teams for achieving fantastic results at The South African Council for English Education (SACEE) Prize Giving, held on Tuesday evening. Foundation Phase: Dux Award Intermediate Phase: Dux Award Merrifield [...]