Merrifield Prep School and College, which was founded in 1997, has grown in strength and reputation to become one of the leading independent schools in the Eastern Cape.

The school prides itself on being a learning centre of exceptional quality and follows an Independent Examinations Board IEB curriculum. With two classes per grade in the Pre-Primary and Prep, and three classes per grade in the College, our dedicated teachers offer a nurturing environment enabling students to reach their full potential.

Merrifield has over 650 pupils enrolled currently and caters for all grades from Grade 000 to Grade 12.

Our fantastic record of performance in national and international benchmark tests and Olympiads are testament to how the academic curriculum at Merrifield equips students with critical thinking skills. This prepares them for life after matric, whether that be at university or in the business world.

Merrifield is a school integrated in the digital age where technology has been seamlessly woven into the classroom.  Our cutting edge science laboratories enable each student to conduct their own experiments, truly learning through discovery.

At Merrifield we embrace our environment and educate students beyond the four walls of the classroom, and we offer a healthy balance between Sport, Cultural and Academic programmes.

Merrifield Preparatory School and College: Innovation, Diversity, Excellence.

Merrifield Preparatory School and College Campus & Promotional Videos


Sports Round up week ending 12 August 2018

MERRIFIELD SPORT WEEK ENDING 12 AUGUST 2018 SURFING This week Surfing South Africa presented The Mercedes – Benz SA Senior and Masters Surfing Championships, hosted by the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality and supported by the [...]

Prep Interhouse Cross Country

Well done to all the Merrifield Prep School students who took part in the Interhouse Cross Country event last week Friday. Well run! Results: Prep Interhouse Cross Country 3 August BBCC Results: Foundation Phase Trophy [...]

Weekly Sport Round up 23 July 2018

PORT ALFRED DERBY 21 July: Merrifield Prep School teams travelled to Port Alfred for a derby over the weekend. Results: Hockey: U10 boys: won 4-0; U11 boys: won 5-1; U13 boys: won 5-0. U13 girls: [...]

Merrifield Roundup 4 June 2018

SOCCER 28 May: U9 Soccer vs Selborne: the teams drew 2-2. 31 May: Merrifield vs Pefferville. Results, Merrifield U13 2-1 and U11 lost 3-2. HOCKEY U10 U13 29 May: U9 boys [...]


Merrifield Matric Dance 2018

The Merrifield Class of 2018 and their partners enjoyed a grand evening aboard the HMS Titanic for a night of dancing and merriment, a wonderful celebration of friendship and fun. Well done to Mrs Sue [...]


Employment Offered

Music Teacher (Prep and College) full-time. History Teacher (College) full-time or part-time. Starting date: Term 1 2019 Closing date for applications: 22 August 2018

Employment Offered

Head of Department Mathematics Teacher (College) Grade 10-12. Starting date: Term 1 2019 Closing date for applications: 22 August 2018

Mandela Day to honour Madiba

Mandela Day is a global call to action that celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world, the ability to make an impact. Merrifield students across all grades heeded the [...]

Merrifield Debaters at the Top

Merrifield competed in the Eastern Cape Trials for debating over the weekend.  The top 25% of schools in all leagues from around the province have to qualify before the event. Therefore, only the top debating schools [...]