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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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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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Perkiomen School
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Founded in 1875, Perkiomen School is an empowering experience that gives students the confidence to explore and grow. We provide each student with an experience uniquely combining opportunity and challenge, guidance and encouragement. Perk offers an engaging academic program and a world of possibilities in a community that feels like family.

Located in Pennsburg PA, Perk’s 172 acre campus is home to 360 students from 25 countries and 10 states. Classes average 12 students with a student to faculty ratio of 7 to 1. Perkiomen is 45 minutes from Philadelphia, 2 hours from New York City, and 3 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Over 150 courses, including 30 AP courses are offered. Courses include Spanish, Latin, German, and Chinese, plus Entrepreneur and Medical Institutes fully supported by the Innovation Center

The Office of College Counseling hosts over 100 college representatives on campus and boasts a 100% college matriculation rate.
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The Grier School
Courses / Programs
Located in Birmingham, Huntington County PA, the Grier School is a private boarding school for girls in Grades 7 through post-graduate year and admits girls regardless of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin.

In addition to a college preparatory curriculum with AP courses and SAT and ACT college prep courses we also provide a learning skills program, an enriching arts program, an extensive athletics program, a horseriding program, a healthy lifestyle program, etiquette class, summer school, TOEFL and ESL programs.

95% of Grier's students reside beyond a 100 mile radius of the school so numerous activities are organized each weekend to make it truly a full-time boarding school experience. Grier provides students wih a valuable education in a beautiful environment.

At Grier, the dormitory areas of the building are supervised by housemothers whose sole responsibility on campus is to oversee the life in the dorms. Housemothers are mature women who have raised families themselves.
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Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI)
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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.

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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.
Oakwood Friends School, New York
Courses / Programs
Founded in 1796, Oakwood Friends School is New York State's oldest co-educational boarding and day school. We are an independent college preparatory school serving Grades 6-12 located in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County in New York's historic Hudson River Valley.

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Our residential community on campus numbers over 100 students and faculty. Boarding students are housed in three dormitories across the campus.

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