Number of pupils 440 Age range 7-18 Boarding and day pupils, boys Qualifications GCSE, IGCSE, A Level
Merchiston is the only boys’ independent boarding school in Scotland, offers the English curriculum, and has a global, outward-looking dimension. The school has an impressive record of helping boys excel beyond their predictions. The latest academic results at every level offer clear evidence of our value-added and commitment to leading students towards personal excellence. Furthermore, boys have gained places at some of the leading British, Ivy League and other outstanding international universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.
Merchiston prides itself on fostering the pursuit of excellence in a sport-for-all environment. We believe in teaching an understanding of the role of sport and physical activity in achieving an active and healthy lifestyle.
Merchiston’s specialist academies are at the top of their game: No1 Junior Golf School in the UK (fifth year running) and No 2 World Tennis School 2017.*
Whether a pupil joins as a boarder, or a day boy, learning and fun opportunities are not limited to school hours but continue throughout the day, evening and weekend – on the pitches, in our classrooms, and in our Houses. “A balanced curriculum, excellent pastoral care and a high A level pass rate make Merchiston one of the UK’s leading independent schools” is how ukboardingschools.com rated the school. Merchiston is a remarkable school where boys make lifelong friends, whilst gaining a world-class education. *Independent Schools Golf Association / International School Sport Federation