Boys at Merchiston Castle School are presented with a dazzling array of opportunities and choices. Merchiston life is designed to challenge: boys will have the opportunity to find the subjects, sports and activities they enjoy, and they will grow and mature as the crucial years of development from boy to man pass.
The School’s goal is to help every boy reach his full potential – and leave Merchiston ready for the world.
Merchiston has a unique and highly successful House system that allows boys to remain with their peer group as they progress through the School; day boys are fully integrated into this system. In this way, the senior year groups generally experience a new Boarding House and Housemaster at the start of each Autumn Term. This horizontal arrangement means that boys have the best possible opportunity to make friends, and spend time with others with similar interests.
Boarding for some is a necessity, due to family or work situations, but for many it is a choice. Boarders themselves recognise that they can enjoy a diverse social life, a wide variety of interests, and close relationships with their friends. Merchiston is primarily a boarding school, but many boys join as day pupils for their Junior years and convert to boarding at a later stage.