Argyllshire Advertiser - - FEATURE -

Mer­chis­ton is the only boys’ in­de­pen­dent boarding school in Scot­land, of­fers the English cur­ricu­lum, and has a global, out­ward-look­ing di­men­sion. The school takes pride in spe­cial­is­ing in the ed­u­ca­tion of boys and pre­par­ing them for the world, de­vel­op­ing as­pi­ra­tional, and sen­si­tive, yet gen­tle-men! Think about a won­der­fully car­ing and nur­tur­ing fam­ily en­vi­ron­ment, where boys learn to like learn­ing more. With an ethos based on tra­di­tional val­ues, Mer­chis­ton en­cour­ages self-re­liance and in­de­pen­dence, as well as re­spect for and tol­er­ance of others. The main ob­jec­tive is to mo­ti­vate pupils to try their hard­est and to strive to achieve the high­est lev­els pos­si­ble in all ar­eas - firstly aca­demic, then cul­tural, sport­ing, lead­er­ship, and sim­ply liv­ing to­gether as part of a com­mu­nity. Another as­pect of the boys-only phi­los­o­phy is that time is reg­u­larly set aside to meet girls from our sis­ter schools. This al­lows the boys to fo­cus on study in school time, but also to have plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties to so­cialise and make friends through cur­ric­u­lar, co-cur­ric­u­lar, and so­cial links. Per­sonal tours and tasters avail­able all year. A range of schol­ar­ships are avail­able at 10+. Means-tested fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance may be avail­able sub­ject to ap­pli­ca­tion.

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