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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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Our Mission:

Photo of Co-Ed Boarding School in PennsylvaniaMercersburg 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.

Accreditation:
We are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Life-changing Experience:

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

Boarding Programs:

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.

Residential Life:
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.

Clubs and Activities:

Image of Co-Ed Boarding School in PennsylvaniaAt 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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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:
"We feel reassured that our son Chad is in good hands being guided onto the right track...We are really beginning to get our son back again! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
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.
The Phelps School, Malvern, Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Area
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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
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Mathematics
- Science
- Social Studies
- Academic Support Program(ASP)
- Art
- Physical Education
- Athletics Program...
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.
College Prep Programs for Girls (Grades 6-12 & Post-Graduate Year)

- Middle School girls, grades 6, 7, and 8, gain a broad understanding of every academic subject.

- Upper School Girls, grades 9 through 12, focus on the challenging academic requirements for a Linden Hall graduation and college preparation.

- Both Honors level and AP courses are offered in English, History, Math, and Science; while others may be available upon request..
The Hill School, Montgomery County
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The Hill School is a co-educational boarding and day school consisting of grades 9-12 and a post-graduate year. We are located in Pottstown in Montgomery County PA, 40 miles north-west of Philadelphia.

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.

We provide a challenging curriculum to Hill’s 500+ students (56% boys and 44% girls). We have a 76% / 24% boarding-to-day student ratio, and all students must board for one year. Hill students are drawn from 27 states and 20 foreign countries. The student / teacher ratio is approximately 7-1.

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.

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- 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.

- Hill students are active in athletics, the arts, student-run organizations, and community service.

- College advisers are assigned during the winter term of the fifth form (junior) year.
St. Timothy’s School, Stevenson
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Located in Stevenson MD, just 12 miles north of Baltimore, St. Timothy’s School is an all-girls residential International Baccalaureate (IB) World School.

We seek students of intelligence and integrity from diverse cultural, racial, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds. St. Timothy’s School was the first girls boarding school in the United States to become an International Baccalaureate authorized World School in 2006.

The school’s residential structure enables faculty to support students in their personal, social, and intellectual development. Boarding and day students – as well as our parents, alumnae, and friends – appreciate the individual attention, the community atmosphere, the spiritual richness, and the high standards that characterize the St. Timothy’s experience.

St. Timothy's is accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools and the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges.
Residential International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme for Girls:

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- We are committed to helping each student reach her full potential as she explores her own interests, builds positive relationships, and learns to understand the world around her.

- Our students are thoughtful learners who seek knowledge and think critically.
Erie First Christian Academy
Courses / Programs
Erie First Christian Academy (EFCA) in Erie, PA, is a private, accredited day and boarding school that provides a full-time college preparatory education for young men and women from all over the world. We provide co-educational day programs for Pre-K-12th Grade students, and boarding programs for Grades 8-12.

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.

At EFCA, international students attend school with American community students, this year we had students from 14 different countries. Our graduates experience academic success at the college and university level along with a high level of scholarship incentives.

Erie First Christian Academy is accredited by ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) and MSA (Middle States Association). All EFCA teachers are fully certified.
Co-educational Day & Boarding School Programs:

- Day School program (Pre-K - 12th Grade)
- Boarding program (Grades 8 - 12)
- College preparatory education
- Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
- Honors Classes
- College Credit

Core subjects include:
- Algebra I and II
- Geometry
- World Geography
- Economics
- Biology
- Chemistry
- English...