To provide a caring community for your son, which treats him as an individual, unearths and nurtures his talents, encourages him to pursue excellence in all he does and enables him to flourish.
The Merchiston Difference
What makes Merchiston different? It is a combination of things: our size, a genuine focus on the needs of the individual, and the fact that we really understand our boys and how to get the very best out of them.
It is a potent trio. It is what enables us to know your son really well and to understand what makes him tick. It is why we can support him in a way that is material and motivating to him. It is the reason your son will strive for personal excellence and want to be the best version of himself. It is the secret of his, and our, success.
support clinics for applicants for American Universities.
Students have gained admission to Ivy League Universities, such as Cornell and Brown.
A Level Pass Rate
Intensive personalised academic support for each of our pupils, and this underlies our formidable record of academic success as a School.
uk tennis school
Our elite Tennis Academy programmes mean you can pursue your sporting ambitions without compromising on your education.
No. 1 ISGA 2019/20
uk GOLF school
Our elite Golf Academy programmes mean you can pursue your sporting ambitions without compromising on your education.
World Leading Schools Association
We are the only member of the WLSA in Scotland.
Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA)
To set the standard for an education that is tailored to meet the needs of every individual that readies them to be balanced, adaptable and imaginative citizens who will seize the opportunities to make their unique impact on the world.
The Headmaster reflects on the life of Sir James Craig, the Merchistonian who was the first prime minister of Northern Ireland.
These all-rounders are academic heavyweights to boot..
Tatler Schools Guide 2021
67% of successful applicants went to Russell Group Universities, Bath, St Andrews and leading international institutions.