The school Language Policy is based on the promotion of trilingualism at Merrifield Preparatory School and College creating a rich, diverse intellectual ethos.

The aim is to develop a teaching and learning environment where English, isiXhosa and Afrikaans are promoted widely in the classroom.

Alongside English as the medium of instruction, Merrifield offers isiXhosa and Afrikaans as First Additional Languages in the College.

German and French lessons are also provided on an individual basis.