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The only Scottish School to be awarded membership of the World Leading Schools Association.  

“A balanced curriculum, excellent pastoral care and a high A Level pass rate make Merchiston one of the UK’s leading independent schools.” - UK Boarding Schools

 “Traditional, warm and personal school - small enough for everyone to know everyone. Blessed with lovely grounds, with the bonus of having Edinburgh on the doorstop.”  Good Schools Guide

"Amazing facilities, loads of music, thriving drama – Merchiston offers the full package. Boys are encouraged to ‘beat their own best’ in all their efforts and there’s a heartening emphasis on building confidence ‘but certainly not arrogance’……..” - Tatler Schools Guide, 2019

Last year pupils scored 47 per cent A*/A grades at A-level, but, as one parent puts it, this is ‘Not an academic hothouse, but a school that helps boys discover their talents and achieve’. Extracurricular is at the core of learning here, and we’re not just talking about rugby…….."

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