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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 College brothers named Joint Players of the Year

Merrifield College students, and brothers, Joel and Luke Hanner shared the prize for the Underwater Hockey Player of the Year at the Border prizegiving recently. They leave for U19 World Championships with the South African [...]


Merrifield Sport round up 22 May 2017

DERBY: MERRIFIELD VS LILYFONTEIN 20 May: Hockey: U9 Boys A team, drew 2-2; U9 boys B team, Merrifield won 1-0; U9 girls A, Merrifield lost 2-1; U9 girls B team, Merrifield lost 3-1; U10 boys, [...]


Sport Round up 15 May 2017

MERRIFIELD COLLEGE VS PORT ALFRED HIGH SCHOOL DERBY 12-13 May: Netball: U16: Merrifield lost, 1st team: Merrifield lost. Hockey: U14 boys beat Hudson U14B/A: 6-1; U16 girls vs Port Alfred: Merrifield won 3-0; U16 boys [...]


Merrifield Sport Roundup 8 May 2017

Merrifield Sport 8 May 2017 SQUASH 24 April: Prep squash vs Selborne. Merrifield lost 6-0. SWIMMING 29 April: Merrifield bagged 25 medals at the country district gala at DSG in Grahamstown yesterday. We had 14 [...]



World Book Day 2017

The prep students dressed up today as their favourite literary characters in celebration of World Book Day.


Merrifield Mile 2017



Merrifield Eco Fashion Show

The Merrifield Matric Fundraising Committee invites friends and family to join us at our Eco Fashion Show  Date: 23 March 2017 Time : 6pm for 6:30pm Tickets: students : R30 pre booked or R50 at [...]


Merrifield Open Evening 15 March 2017

To find out more about Merrifield, join us at our Open Evening this week Wednesday (15 March), and invite your friends. All welcome. There will be tours of the school between 5pm and 6pm, and [...]



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.


Aquila take top honours at Inter-house Plays 2017

   The school was the scene of an addiction support group and several murders on Wednesday night, 29 March, – all, thankfully, theatrical, and evidence of a term spent on dedicated practice by the Drama [...]


Merrifield Eco Fashion Show 2017

The 2017 Eco Fashion Show was a resounding success, always a hit on the Merrifield calendar. The Class of 2017 also received their invitations to the upcoming Matric Dance. Well done to everyone involved in [...]