Home 2016-10-12T09:16:37+00:00

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




Jessica Craddock has been selected to represent Border in the U15 A Girls Waterpolo Team.

College Interhouse Soccer

Merrifield College boys took part in a closely contested interhouse soccer match yesterday. Finishing with a 5/4 victory to Orion.  

Merrifield Sport Results 11-16 September

HOCKEY 5 September: U10 Boys Mini-Hockey Festival. Merrifield vs Hudson B, Merrifield won 1-0; vs Cambridge B, Merrifield won 4-0; vs Berlin C, Merrifield won 2-0; vs Dale B, Merrifield won 1-0. NETBALL 5 September: [...]

The September edition of the School Sports Extra

School Sports Extra September 2017


Grade 3 Pet Day

Pet Day is one of the favorite days of the year for our Merrifielders when the Grade 3's get to bring their fury friends to school.

An evening with Marciel Hopkins

Motivational speaker, model and Miss SA runner-up, Marciel Hopkins gave an inspiring talk about being body positive last week Wednesday. She is pictured here, in red, with some of the Merrifield College students who attended. [...]

Grade 7 Dance takes place on 27 October

The Merrifield Lapa was abuzz with excitment when the Grade 7s received their invitations to their dance coming up next term.  


Merrifield Prep held their spring picnic, with families invited, and Friday 8 September, together with their Interhouse Games Day.


SACEE news

Well done to Grade 5 student Grace Rance, left, the winner of the SACEE Grade 4 and 5 Read Out Loud, and Kubechosi Mazizi, who came second in the Grade 6 and 7 SACEE unprepared oral. [...]

Grade 6 and 7 News

Eight of our Grade 6 and 7 students were invited to attend the NMMU Maths in Action day. Julia Wischnath, Emily-Faye Xantho and Megan Waechter enjoyed their first taste of university life.  

From the Executive Head, Dr Guy Hartley

It has been very pleasing to see our students in both the prep and college excelling across a range of sporting and cultural activities of late. I have been especially impressed by the degree of [...]

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 [...]