Mercersburg Academy

300 East Seminary Street,
Mercersburg, PA, 17236-0172
Tel: (717)328-6173
Grades: 9 - 12 | 432 students
Why boarding school? Why Mercersburg? These are essential questions when students and families consider the opportunities that a boarding school presents, and we look forward to helping families explore this process.

Why Mercersburg? Because Mercersburg Academy is a student-centered school that allows students to define themselves through the establishment of meaningful relationships and exposure to a vast range of academic, extra-curricular, and co-curricular opportunities.
Mercersburg students actively and confidently experience the world both on campus and abroad.
We understand the benefit of learning by doing in a school setting that promotes a balanced and authentic learning environment.
Mercersburg Academy believes in the value of honoring our past, engaging the present, and preparing for the future.

Founded in 1893, Mercersburg Academy is committed to providing students with the opportunity to live and learn in a richly diverse academic environment that provides a rigorous and relevant curriculum to 430 boarding and day students from 26 states, including the District of Columbia, and 40 nations.

The beautiful 300-acre campus, which is home to state of the art facilities and seven recently renovated residence halls, is 90 minutes from Washington, D.C.
and Baltimore, and short driving distance to New York and Philadelphia.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Institute for Independent Education
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Delaware Association of Independent Schools
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Year Founded 1893

Student Body

Total Students 432 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 18%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade Mercersburg Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 100 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 74%
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 41 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(No Denim during the academic day)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $50,800
Tuition Notes Our day student tuition during the 2013-2014 school year is $36,580.
% on Financial Aid 49%
Average Financial Aid Grant $25,091
Acceptance Rate 43%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Tommy Adams
Admissions Associate Quentin McDowell

Sports

Total Sports Offered 19 sports
Sports Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBalletBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
DanceDiving,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SquashSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. AASU (African American Student Union), Amnesty International, Anime Club, Asian Club, Assistant to the Duty Dean, Bike Club, Blue Key Society (Admission Tour Guide), Blue Review (Literary Magazine), Book Clubs, Book Clubs, Bowling Club, Business Club, Car Club, Chapel Usher, Chapel Vesper, Choral Scholars, Chorale, Class Council, Community Service, Computer Club, Concert Band, Conduct Review Committee, Head Waiter, Inbound Leader, Proctor Anime Club, Asian Club, Bike Club, Book Clubs, Book Clubs, Bowling Club, Business Club, Car Club, Chapel Usher, Chapel Vesper, Chorale, Class Council, Computer Club, Concert Band, Head Waiter, Inbound Leader, Proctor, AASU (African American Student Union),
Amnesty International,
Assistant to the Duty Dean,
Blue Key Society (Admission Tour Guide),
Blue Review (Literary Magazine),
Choral Scholars,
Community Service,
Conduct Review Committee,

School Notes:

  • 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 instill in students the value of hard work and the importance of character and community as they 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.

  • Profile last updated: 08/19/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is New Life Christian Academy (2.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is New Life Christian Academy (2.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Shalom Christian Academy (10.8 miles away)
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  • Mercersburg New Life Christian Academy
    (Christian)
    9365 Blue Spring Rd
    Mercersburg , PA , 17236
    (717)328-9735
    (Christian)
    2.8  mi  |  17  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Mc Connellsburg Mountain View Christian School
    (Mennonite)
    20038 Great Cove Rd
    Mc Connellsburg , PA , 17233
    (717)485-5180
    (Mennonite)
    8.3  mi  |  17  students  |  Gr.  2-12
  • Chambersburg Emmanuel Christian School
    (Mennonite)
    2643 Apple Way
    Chambersburg , PA , 17202
    (717)369-4550
    (Mennonite)
    10.5  mi  |  37  students  |  Gr.  1-9
  • Greencastle Antrim Mennonite School
    (Mennonite)
    414 Zarger Rd
    Greencastle , PA , 17225
    (717)597-4252
    (Mennonite)
    10.6  mi  |  33  students  |  Gr.  2-11
  • Chambersburg Shalom Christian Academy
    (Christian)
    126 Social Island Road
    Chambersburg , PA , 17202
    (717)375-2223
    (Christian)
    10.8  mi  |  538  students  |  Gr.  PK-12

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