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Mercersburg Academy:
Located in Mercersburg PA, 70 miles southwest of Harrisburg and 90 minutes from Washington D.C., Mercersburg Academy is an independent, co-educational college-preparatory boarding school for grades 9-12. Mercersburg has been educating US and international students since 1893, and although much has changed over 116 years, the mission of the school has not. We remain committed to providing our students with the best education in the classroom and beyond. We are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Academics:
Mercersburg offers demanding college-preparatory courses ranging from art history and world religions to field biology. Other subjects include math, English and foreogn languages. Students learn through their interaction with dedicated faculty and through homework and research for projePhoto of Boarding High School in Pennsylvaniacts and papers. The classroom structure promotes discussion and connection. With peers and teachers, students become collaborators in the learning process.

Mercersburg’s curriculum offers students the opportunity to explore ideas through discussions, lectures, tutorials, and broad exposure to the liberal arts.

The school offers 156 courses from its eight academic departments. In almost all areas of the curriculum, qualified students are able to enroll in any of the 41 AP, post-AP, and Honors courses.

Students may also create their own course with an independent or directed study in a special area of interest. All seniors conclude their Mercersburg studies with an original senior project.

Faculty members are available outside of the classroom for consultation and help sessions. Additional student resources include the Writing Center and the Learning Services Center, which provide targeted study skills training and tutoring for students.

College Exam Preparation Courses:
College preparation at Mercersburg happens both in and out of the classroom—starting on day one. Throughout grades 9-12 students take PSAT and SAT Exams with college counseling and advice offered thImage of Boarding High School in Pennsylvaniaroughout the entire senior years.

Advanced Placement Courses:

Advanced Placement courses are offered in English, history, classical and modern languages, mathematics, and the sciences. The following courses are available:

- AP British and World Literature
- AP American Literature
- AP Modern European History
- AP United States History
- AP Art History
- AP U.S. Government & Comparative Politics
- AP French Language
- AP French Literature
- AP German Language
- AP Latin-Catullus/Ovid
- AP Latin-Vergil
- AP Spanish Language
- AP Spanish Literature
- AP Chinese Language and Culture
- AP Calculus AB Syllabus
- AP Calculus BC Syllabus
- AP Computer Science
- AP Statistics
- AP Biology
- AP Chemistry
- AP Physics
- AP Environmental Science

Arts & Culture:
Here at Mercersburg, the arts are a vital component of a student’s education.  We offer programs in music, dance, theatre, and studio arts to our students. The campus sizzles with creativity. Student artwork adorns the walls; student theatrical productions often sell out. Singing groups bring the joy of music to campus and beyond.

Students hone their skills—but more important, they develop new confidence and discover fundamental truths about who they are and where they might go in life. The arts affirm students and move them to consider new perspectives and ambitions.

Athletics:
Mercersburg, with a strong athletics program and Olympian alumni, has long valued the strength of the body as well as the mind. Physical education here is a vital part of the total school curriculum for all students. Programs are designed for individuals to increase physical compe-tence, assess health related fitness components and promote independence.

The goals are for students to enjoy physical activity and develop a life-long positive approach to physical activity. In accordance with the recommendations from the American Pediatrics Association, the National Education Association and the Surgeon General, Mercersburg’s Physical Education Program is designed to meet the minimal standards of at least one hour of vigorous activity four days per week.

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We welcome students from Pennsylvania, across the United States, & students from around the world (TWAI is authorized to issue 1-20's for international students).

In our beautiful, peaceful, and safe location, we combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC).

TWAI has been serving struggling teens and their families since 2002, with an exceptional degree of success.

We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to our students, and offer help for the following presenting issues: poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders among others.

With a passion for helping young people in crisis, our clinical, educational, and operations staff are among the best in the country.

We are a small program (40 students) which means that we are able to provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student.

Typically our on site student to staff ratio is 5:1. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.

Parent Testimonial:
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Therapeutic Boarding School
For troubled teens ages 13-18

- Middle School Program
- High School Program
- Credit Recovery
- Accelerated Learning
- College Preparation/ AP Classes
- SAT/ACT Testing Center
- Anti-Bullying Program

We also provide a GED program, and college courses.

We create a customized program for each student that requires a minimum of 3 months. However, best results for lasting success are realized through 6+ months of treatment.

TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA. It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.
Linden Hall
Courses / Programs
Established in 1746, Linden Hall is the oldest girls' boarding school in the United States. The school is located in the historic town of Lititz PA, within a few hours of Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and New York City.

As a college preparatory day and boarding school for grades 6-12 and a post graduate year, Linden Hall is dedicated to excellence in the education of young women.

Linden Hall’s mission is to provide what we believe is the best college preparatory experience in the nation. Through our signature 4C’s Promise, Linden Hall provides an experience that best prepares each student for success and leadership in college and the working world.

Linden Hall is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
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- Middle School girls, grades 6, 7, and 8, gain a broad understanding of every academic subject.

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The Phelps School is a private, nonsectarian boarding and day school for boys in grades six through 12. The School inhabits a beautiful 70-acre wooded campus in Pennsylvania’s historic Chester County, 25 miles outside of downtown Philadelphia.

With approximately 100 students and an average class size of seven, The Phelps School offers the ideal setting for boys who thrive in a small, nurturing and structured environment. The learning experience is personalized for each student, with offerings ranging from college-level Advanced Placement courses for academically gifted students to a comprehensive Academic Support Program for students with learning differences.

Beyond rigorous academics, students will find a robust athletics program, numerous extracurricular activities, and a strong support system comprising deeply caring faculty and peers. The Phelps School empowers each student to reach his highest potential, and is committed to preparing young
men for college and for life.
Boarding & Day School for Boys in Grades 6-12, with an optional Postgraduate year.

Core academic subjects with a variety of Advanced Placement courses include:
- English
- World Language
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- Science
- Social Studies
- Academic Support Program(ASP)
- Art
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The Hill School, Montgomery County
Courses / Programs
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Founded in 1851, as The Family Boarding School, The Hill School provides students from across the U.S. and around the world with an outstanding liberal arts education designed to prepare them well for excellence in college, careers, and life.

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The school’s motto reinforces the Honor Code and its expectations that students will develop leadership skills and show personal responsibility and courtesy for others.

A Hill education ultimately hopes to create a lifetime of learning inspired by intellectual curiosity, moral virtue, and esteem for human excellence.
- Challenging college prep curriculum for boarding and day students (grades 9-12 and postgraduate year students) that emphasizes critical thinking and writing.

- We offer 23 Advanced Placement courses, as well as an array of honors classes and independent studies.

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- College advisers are assigned during the winter term of the fifth form (junior) year.
George School, Newtown
Courses / Programs
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Besides offering a wide variety of Advanced Placement and other interesting, challenging classes, we are one of only four U.S. boarding schools offering the International Baccalaureate Program.

We also offer English as a Second Language (ESL) to help international students adapt to an English-speaking system of education. Boarding facilities are available with separate dormitory sections for boys and girls. Each of our dorms has a personality all of its own.

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Courses / Programs
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Our program is designed to bring out the best in each student through immersion in a nurturing environment that combines structured guidance with self-reliance and personal development and discovery.

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Erie First Christian Academy is accredited by ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) and MSA (Middle States Association). All EFCA teachers are fully certified.
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- Chemistry
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