Our Academic Ethos


Merchiston Preparatory School offers a modern and progressive syllabus with an emphasis on the importance of hard work and commitment. Self-discipline, a healthy work ethic and a love of learning are fostered in our institution. Our rich, broad and balanced education ensures our boys are achievers with the necessary acquired skills to compete in an ever-changing world. Your child’s experiences at school are as important as those he has with his family and within his peer group.

A Character Building Education


The boys are developed mentally, physically and socially through a child-centred approach to teaching and learning. We instill the ethos and values that have been the hallmark of our Merchiston education for many years, so that our boys become familiar with the fundamentals necessary to become “Fine Young Gentlemen”.

Subjects Offered:

  • Afrikaans
  • Computers
  • Creative Art
  • EMS
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Life Skills
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Natural Science
  • Physical Education
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Science
  • isiZulu