Mission & Vision

At Merrifield, we strive to create a rigorous academic environment within a learning centre of exceptional quality. Our educational approach is centred around the holistic development of every child, emphasizing not only academic studies but also the importance of sports, spirituality, culture, and community service.

We value the uniqueness of each child and recognize their distinctive learning styles, providing close personal attention through small class sizes. Our aim is to foster individual curiosity, personal creativity, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Here we believe in cultivating mutually respectful relationships based on trust, professionalism, quality education, and care.

Our goal is to prepare our students to become active citizens in a culturally diverse and democratic society. We encourage vibrant leadership that combines decisiveness with compassion, democracy, and tolerance. Being situated in a country environment, we also strive to nurture an environmental awareness among our students.

With a comprehensive educational experience offered from pre-primary to matric, we create a seamless learning journey on a single campus. Moreover, we foster a family-oriented environment where a social conscience and responsible social interactions are cultivated.

Our vision is to be a dynamic, globally competitive independent school rooted in the Eastern Cape

We are an IEB school

Values of the IEB

Through our assessments, we are motivated to develop learners who are:

  • Critical users of information
  • Ethical reasoners
  • Problem solvers
  • Creative and reflective thinkers
  • Lifelong learners
  • Society members respectful of diversity, particularly in the Southern African context
  • Active citizens who are committed to upholding the principles of the South African Constitution and the wellbeing of all people