INNOVATION | DIVERSITY | EXCELLENCE

Merrifield Preparatory School and College, rooted in the Eastern Cape, prides itself on not only producing future-proof, aware and resilient students, but also on growing and nurturing each individual while at a formative stage of their development. With over 700 students enrolled currently at the East London campus, from Grade 000 to Grade 12, Merrifield has grown from strength to strength since 1997 when founding parents envisioned the school as a leading light in independent education in the province. Merrifield is a day school with no boarding facilities.

Merrifield Matric students over the years have achieved 100% pass rate and over 90% exemption rate in the IEB examinations. It is not only academic excellence that is held in high esteem at Merrifield. Teamwork and camaraderie within the student body is balanced against individual excellence and achievement within the Sport, Cultural and Academic programmes offered. There is a delicate balance to be struck between nurturing each individual student and encouraging leadership and independence. At Merrifield, staff and parents work together to achieve this in the raising and encouraging of our students, each of whom matter, and all of whom are cared for and urged to reach their own potentials.

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Sport@Merrifield

Merrifield hosts Waterpolo Pre-season Tourney

January 24th, 2022|Comments Off on Merrifield hosts Waterpolo Pre-season Tourney

21-22 February: Buffalo City Pre-Season Tournament: Hosted by Merrifield College, this tournament provided schools with the opportunity to finalize their team selection.  Some close games were enjoyed, especially in the two finals. The tournament [...]

SA Tennis Squad for Devina

January 20th, 2022|Comments Off on SA Tennis Squad for Devina

Congratulations to Merrifield College Grade 12 student Devina Pillay has been selected into the SA U18 national tennis squad. Devina has won several U18 TSA tournaments last year and received a second place team medal [...]

Swimmers excel in scorching Oudtshoorn

January 17th, 2022|Comments Off on Swimmers excel in scorching Oudtshoorn

Five Merrifield students were selected to represent Border at the Eden Inter-Districts Prestige Gala in Oudtshoorn on the 15th January 2022. The swimmers competed against Cape Town Aquatics, Eden Aquatics and Nelson Mandela Bay Aquatics. [...]

Merrifield Surfer wins SA title

January 12th, 2022|Comments Off on Merrifield Surfer wins SA title

Congratulations to Merrifield College Grade 11 student Adriel Wolmarans for placing 1st in the Ladies Division at the South African Surfing Championships that took place in Ballito in December 2021. For the full article, click here.

Events@Merrifield

Heartbeat goes Live!

December 3rd, 2021|Comments Off on Heartbeat goes Live!

The Merrifield College Culture department is proud to present a virtual production, Heartbeat, which focuses on the shared cultures within the school. The full length production involved students and staff, and is available from the [...]

Merrifield Prep Interhouse Athletics

November 10th, 2021|Comments Off on Merrifield Prep Interhouse Athletics

Despite blustery and cold conditions, Merrifield Prep students enjoyed a successful Interhouse Athletics day on the school’s Northern Campus Sports Precinct and Astro on 27 October. Congratulations to all the winners, all who participated, [...]

Valedictory and College Prizegiving

October 20th, 2021|Comments Off on Valedictory and College Prizegiving

Once again, the impact of Covid left Merrifield having to be creative in our approach to Valedictory. We desperately wanted the occasion to be as special as possible for the Matric class of 2021 [...]

President’s Award weekend a success

October 20th, 2021|Comments Off on President’s Award weekend a success

On the weekend of 16/17 October, a group of 22 Merrifield students, new recruits of the Award scheme, went on the Adventurous Journey as part of the President’s Award.  There were 11 students Gr9s [...]

News@Merrifield

100% pass rate for Merrifield Matrics of 2021

January 20th, 2022|Comments Off on 100% pass rate for Merrifield Matrics of 2021

Merrifield College is very proud of the IEB NSC results of its 2021 Grade 12 Class. East London’s leading independent school has once again achieved a 100% pass rate and also a 98 % Bachelor [...]

Gold and Bronze for College Marimba Band

November 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on Gold and Bronze for College Marimba Band

Congratulations to the Merrifield College Marimba band who took part in the virtual International Marimba and Steelpan Festival on Saturday 20 November. The band placed 1st for “Battle of the Bands”, and 3rd place [...]

Piano Trio take the Gold

November 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on Piano Trio take the Gold

Congratulations to Merrifield College pianists, from left to right, Inathi Carlson, Matthew Malan and Noah Ciganek who won the Adri Samuels Memorial Award Medals for Best Senior Piano Ensemble, playing Riverdancing by Pam Wedgwood at [...]

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