Mercersburg Academy

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Founded in 1893 in southern Pennsylvania, Mercersburg Academy gives students in grades 9-12 and post-graduates the opportunity to live and learn in a diverse and authentic environment that is home to young people from 27 states and 39 countries.
With a 300-acre campus, 170+ academic courses, 27 varsity sports, a robust arts program, and $8 million in annual financial aid, Mercersburg is within easy reach of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1893

Student Body

Total Students442 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
33%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Mercersburg Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
73%
Average Class Size10 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1368
Average ACT score30
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Restrictions apply for standard dress)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31
Yearly Tuition Cost$62,350
Tuition NotesThis is for boarding tuition. Day tuition is $36,950.
% on Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid Grant$36,573
Acceptance Rate
33%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAnna Crouch
Endowment Size$295 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered23 sports
SportsBallet, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBalletBaseball,
BasketballClimbing,
Cross CountryDance,
DivingField Hockey,
FootballGolf,
LacrosseMountain Biking,
MountaineeringRock Climbing,
SoccerSoftball,
SquashSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.50 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
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), Mid-Tea-Val 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), String Ensemble

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 post-graduates 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 our 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 442 boarding and day students from 27 states and 39 nations. The beautiful 300-acre campus, which is home to state-of-the-art facilities, is 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, MD, and within three hours of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

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