Merchiston Castle School: Headmaster and wife

Think about a world in which boys can be boys, but where in time, they will grow to become ambitious, aspirational, and sensitive, yet gentle-men! Think about a wonderfully caring and nurturing family environment, where they will learn to like learning more.  Then, think about igniting their interest in such diverse things as … cooking … cricket … and chemistry!

Merchiston is a school of contrasts: located just five minutes from a village; in a parkland setting, but with views towards and easy access into the wonderful, cosmopolitan capital city that is Edinburgh. Nearly everything boys could imagine by way of co-curricular activity is here on campus, but the School is only a short drive from the nearest beach, ski-slope, sailing school or golf course. We congratulate our leaving pupils on achieving their first class academic performance, but what is also interesting, is that girls from our sister schools say that ‘Merchi’ boys make the best Scottish country dance partners!

We are a Scottish school, offering the English curriculum, but with a global, outward-looking dimension, based just 15 minutes from an International Airport and a 1-hour flight from London, Paris or Amsterdam.

If you want all of this and like us you believe in the mantra of Boys First, please do come and visit us.

Andrew Hunter, Headmaster

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