Mercersburg Academy Photo #1
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Founded in 1893 in southern Pennsylvania, Mercersburg Academy gives students in grades 9-12 and postgraduates the opportunity to live and learn with fellow young adults from 27 states and 39 countries.
Mercersburg students benefit from a 300-acre campus, a 4:1 student-to-faculty ratio, 170 academic courses, 27 varsity sports, a robust performing and fine arts program, a robotics program, an outdoor education program, dozens of clubs and student organizations, global travel opportunities, and $8 million in annual financial aid.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 442 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $64,150
  • Acceptance rate: 33%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31

Top Rankings

Mercersburg Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
442 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Mercersburg Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
53 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
10 students
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(Restrictions apply for standard dress)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 31
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
This is for boarding tuition. Day tuition is $38,025.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Zach Swope
Endowment Size
$397 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
49 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Asian Student Union, Baking Club, Black Student Union, Blue Key Society (tour guides), Book Club, Chess Club, Computer Science Club, Debate Club, Digital Entertainment Development Club, Equestrian Club, French Club, Gamers Club, German Club, Green Team, Humans of Mercersburg Club, Irving Literary Society, Jewish Club, Marshall Literary Society, Meditation Club, Mercersburg Inclusion Alliance, Mercersburg Jr. Classical League (Latin Club), Model United Nations, Photography Club, Rainbow Alliance, Science Club, Sixth Man Club, Spanish Club, Student Activities Committee, Student Alumni Association, Student Athlete Advisory Council, The Fifteen, The Hungry Philosophers Guild, The Mercersburg News, Voices 4 Justice, Women's Activist Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Blue Review (literary magazine), Chapel Choir, Guitar Club, Jazz Band, Karux (yearbook), Magalia (female a cappella vocal group), Octet (male a cappella vocal group), Stony Batter Players (theatre)

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Badminton Club, Flag Football Club, Four-on-the-Floor, Skateboard Club, Ski Club

School Notes

  • Mercersburg Academy is an independent coed boarding and day school that allows students in grades 9-12 and postgraduates to define themselves through the establishment of meaningful relationships and exposure to a range of academic, extracurricular, and co-curricular opportunities. Mercersburg students actively and confidently experience the world both on and off campus. We understand the benefit of experiential learning and provide the ideal academic setting for a balanced and authentic learning environment. Mercersburg Academy believes in the value of honoring the past, engaging the present, and preparing for the future. Founded in 1893, the school 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 445 boarding and day students from 27 states and 39 nations. The beautiful 300-acre campus is 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, MD, and within three hours of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
Profile last updated: 08/17/2021

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 442 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $64,150
  • Acceptance rate: 33%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31

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The average private school tuition in Pennsylvania is $10,444 for elementary schools and $16,462 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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