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Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh


To find out more about a Merchiston education, join us at our Info Morning on Sat 4 February: School Guide Edin
Saturday 4 February 2017 We are delighted to open our gates and invite you to Merchiston’s next Information Morning on Saturday 4 February at which you will see the School in action. [...]
We are delighted to be The Top Boys Scottish Boarding School by A Level and Top 20 UK Boys' Boarding School by A Level 2016 Education Advisers
Merchiston Castle pupil reaches final in UK Songwriting Contest: Independent Schools School Guide Edin
Merry Christmas from all at Merchiston
Merry Christmas from everyone at Merchiston!
Best wishes for the festive season from all at Merchiston #holidays #endofterm
We would like to welcome all guests to Merchiston for our first Whole School Service of 2017 #iloveboarding Independent Schools BSA Boarding
We are proud to have achieved the highest percentage of A* - B awards in Scotland at A Level. See our results here:
Merchiston will be fundraising for SyriaRelief today with an Own Clothes Day #charity #support Best Boarding School School Guide Edin
A beautiful rainbow over Merchiston welcomes back all of our teachers today for INSET School Guide Edin Best Boarding School Independent Schools
Happy New Year one and all #newyear #2017
Douglas in our VI Form has updated the Merchinomics Blog. Read his research here:
The train line pictured above is one that I often take in my home city of Glasgow. It takes 19 minutes to travel the 6 miles or so from Jordanhill in the west end of Glasgow to Bridgeton in the eas…
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294 Colinton Rd Edinburgh EH13 0PU UK
294 Colinton RoadGBEdinburghEH13 0PU
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"Such a warm, welcoming place and parents are always about and welcome."
"I really enjoyed, and have fond memories of, my time at Merchiston."
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Raafeh Din
a year ago
I was a pupil at Merchiston Castle School from 2000 until 2005 (which was when I finished my A-Levels). I really enjoyed, and have fond memories of, my time at Merchiston. The staff and teachers were always very helpful and facilitating to the pupils' needs. I cannot recommend this school enough!
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Allen Lee
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MaryBizD BizdecoderDotCom
a year ago
Absolutely top notch. Had my boys at another competing school in EDI for a bit and found the culture gravely lacking, and teachers unwilling to really care about it beyond a bit of lip service. In contrast, Merchi walks the talk through and through. Very 'real,' happy, enriched boys who support each other and are supported by teachers and staff with emotional intelligence and true caring for the experience and excitement for learning. Fabulous education. Where at prior school the kids cut each other down, here one of my sons had a peer warmly talk him through some homesickness as he tried to fall asleep, etc. Such a warm, welcoming place and parents are always about and welcome. Whereas the prior school was a scratchy starched shirt, Merchi is a warm, cozy cashmere jumper. You really can't find better. Be sure to do a taster day as again, some schools sell well but your child can only thrive and be happy and excited to go to school if the experience is amazing every single day, with every single teacher. And as a lesson learned on my part - trust your child after the taster day. You don't want to have to switch schools after 3 months because Mom and Dad were impressed by a lower-culture school just b/c "TB went there..." Merchi offers the real thing through and through.
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Paula Cordiner
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