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Merchiston Preparatory School was founded in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa in 1892. It was founded by Miss Agnes Rowe and Miss Elizabeth Allan who were inspired by Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh, Scotland.[1]



Merchiston Preparatory School is a boys' preparatory school which offers day-schooling from Grade RR to Grade 7 and boarding for Grade 3 to Grade 7. Merchiston is an established feeder school for Maritzburg College.


The school's motto is Ready Aye Ready. Again, it is closely based on the Merchiston Castle School motto of Ready Ay Ready.[1] This motto means "ready, yes, ready"

Notable MerchistoniansEdit


  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-07. Retrieved 2009-08-11.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) MPS History

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