We are proud to be Scotland’s only WLSA associate school! The WLSA stands for World Leading Schools Association, which is a “member-driven, international education non-profit that aims to bridge where east meets west in international education”, an educational foundation which aims to strengthen and broaden connections and academic exchange between leading associate secondary schools around the world.
Merchiston is eligible to be a WLSA school because we demonstrate:
- “Excellent academic ranking in our nation”
- “Great educational performance in holistic education (developing students as a whole person and a global citizen)”
- “Motivation to participate in and a willingness to contribute to education, exchange, and co-operation between our network of associate schools”
- “At least 300 registered students”
- “Promote global citizenship”
With the partnership between the WLSA and Merchiston, we believe we can instill a cultural and international open-mindedness in all our pupils to equip them with an abundance of international connections and a high level of cultural sensitivity.