Dear Prospective Merchiston Parents

It is our very real pleasure to welcome you to our school website. We trust your visit will be most enjoyable, informative and enriching.

One of the greatest investments you, as a parent, can make in your child’s future is in his education. There are so many aspects to weigh up, such as:

  • academics
  • culture
  • sport
  • social interaction
  • moral character of the school
  • ethos and tradition
  • security
  • discipline
  • affordability
  • value for money.

Merchiston Preparatory School provides well-balanced education in all facets, coupled with a strong culture of caring and compassion.

Thank you for considering Merchiston as an educational option for your son.

Ready, Aye, Ready

Applications for 2020 are closed.

How Do I Apply?

If you would like to apply for your son to attend Merchiston Preparatory School, you may do so by one of the following methods:

  1. Phone Mrs. M. Verwey for Grade 1-7 and Mrs. J. Gray for RRR-R admissions on (033) 342-1838 and they will assist you with the necessary forms and details.
  2. Email Please send through Grade RRR-R applications to Mrs Judy Gray on and Grade 1-7 applications to Mrs Melissa Verwey on
  3. Visit us at 324 Bulwer Street, Pietermaritzburg. Ask to speak to Mrs. M. Verwey at reception and she will assist you with the necessary forms and details.

Fax: (033) 342-6329 or
Mail: Merchiston Preparatory School, P.O. BOX 394, Pietermaritzburg, 3200.