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.
Mercersburg Academy prepares young men and women from diverse backgrounds for college and for life in a global community. Students at Mercersburg pursue a rigorous and dynamic curriculum while learning to live together harmoniously in a supportive residential environment.
Mercersburg's talented faculty instills in students the value of hard work and the importance of character and community. These talented instructors teach students to think for themselves, to approach life thoughtfully and creatively, to thrive physically, to act morally, to value the spiritual dimension of human existence, and to serve others.
We are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
We are an independent college-preparatory school in south-central Pennsylvania. the Academy offers a rigorous academic program to 430 boarding and day students from 31 states and 33 nations. In small classes, students and faculty work eye to eye and mind to mind, as they deepen their understanding of their subjects—and of themselves.
Outside the classroom, students immerse themselves in theater, sports, music, competitions, and camaraderie. They develop deep friendships with students from next door and from across the world. They explore new concepts and push past their limits. Mercersburg is a place of transformation. Students transform themselves—as they prepare to transform their world.
Boarding and Day Programs for Domestic & International Students (Grades 9-12)
- College Preparatory Curriculum (including math, English, art history, field biology, world religions, foreign languages...)
- College Preparation Courses PSAT and SAT
- Advanced Placement Courses
- Arts and Culture Program
- Honors Courses
- Athletics Program
- Writing Center and Learning Services Center
- English as Second Language (ESL) Program for international students
Much of your resident experience at the Academy will occur in one of seven modern dormitories. Boys are housed Main Hall, Keil Hall, or Fowle Hall. Girls reside in Culbertson House, South Cottage, Swank Hall, or Tippetts Hall.
New students are assigned roommates and housing for their first year. Returning students and their chosen roommates enter a housing lottery each spring to determine their dorms for the next year. A few single rooms in each dorm are available to prefects, who take on the added responsibilities of leading weekly dormitory group meetings and assisting in dorm management.
The residential experience at Mercersburg educates the whole student, both in and out of the classroom. We believe so much in the strength of our residential program that we require all students to board in their senior years. The residence experience builds a strong community through evening and weekend activities, such as club meetings, study groups, off-campus trips, and much more.
At Mercersburg Academy, boarding school is far from being “boring” school. With more than 35 clubs and organizations, 26 interscholastic teams, Outdoor Education, and the student activities committee, which organizes activities and off-campus trips throughout the school year, there’s never a dull moment on campus.
Mercersburg’s clubs and activities are where this diverse community really comes together in excellence. Stony Batter drama club, Mercersburg’s oldest student group, packs the 600-seat main-stage theater with several stellar performances a year. The student-run Blue Review literary magazine regularly wins awards for design and literary content.
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|Address: Mercersburg, 300 East Seminary Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania , USA|
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