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 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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Merrifield Waterpolo Coach heading to Olympics with SA Men’s side

November 24th, 2020|Comments Off on Merrifield Waterpolo Coach heading to Olympics with SA Men’s side

Merrifield College Head of Waterpolo Luvuyo-Takalani Rubushe has been selected as the National Senior Men’s assistant Coach for the South African team that will head to the Olympics next year. The national sides head to [...]

College Tennis Stars

August 24th, 2020|Comments Off on College Tennis Stars

Congratulations to Merrifield College students Devina Pillay and Keelan Hartley who participated successfully in the Buffalo City Tennis Mini-series tournament over the last weekend. Devina won the open women’s section and Keelan finished third in [...]

Congrats to Josh Emslie

July 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on Congrats to Josh Emslie

Belated congratulations to Merrifield's very own swimming champ, and co-head of the SRC, Joshua Emslie, for his selection in June to the SA Senior Youth swimming squad. Unfortunately training and travelling has been severely constrained [...]


College Valedictory & Prizegiving

October 16th, 2020|Comments Off on College Valedictory & Prizegiving

Merrifield College bade farewell to the Class of 2020 today. We celebrated their achievements with them in our school hall, while proud parents, staff and students watched via live streaming in various venues around the [...]

Slipper Day fun

August 17th, 2020|Comments Off on Slipper Day fun

Merrifield Prep students enjoyed toasty toes in their cozy footwear as part of Slipper Day efforts to raise funds towards the "Reach for a Dream" Foundation.

Mandela Day 2020

July 20th, 2020|Comments Off on Mandela Day 2020

Merrifield Prep School and College celebrated the vision of former President Nelson Mandela in the week leading up to Mandela Day on 18 July.  


Gorgeous Ballet on Merrifield Astro #Covid19

November 24th, 2020|Comments Off on Gorgeous Ballet on Merrifield Astro #Covid19

2020 has taught us many lessons, one of which has certainly been the ability to be flexible and resourceful. With the rising numbers of Covid infections in our city, Christian Dance Academy’s teachers and dancers [...]

Creativity in iCreate!

November 9th, 2020|Comments Off on Creativity in iCreate!

iCreate What a different year this has been. Schooling online, at home, required innovative, creative thought for this freshly developed project based, collaborative learning programme that is iCreate. A forced closed door to what became [...]

Well done SACEE top performers!

November 9th, 2020|Comments Off on Well done SACEE top performers!

The following Merrifield College students performed extremely well in the 2020 SACEE National Language Challenge, and we congratulate them on their outstanding results.   They are:   Grade 8 (out of 697 students who wrote [...]

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