300 E Seminary St.
Mercersburg, PA 17236
â€‹Mercersburg is a boarding school like no other. We guarantee you’ll fit right in and make tons of friends. On your very first visit, you will discover that Mercersburg’s culture is also like no other—authentically friendly, accepting, and happy—because here you are free to be you. Every lunch and most dinners are community events, where the entire school eats together family-style.
Your teachers will make academics challenging, inspiring, and as accelerated as you need. Yes, you will work hard, but you won’t be stuck in run-of-the-mill courses. Our curriculum offers more than 170 courses, including 40-plus Honors and A.P.-level classes. After 10th grade, you start shaping your own academic path that culminates with a senior-year capstone experience. College counseling begins in the ninth grade, and Mercersburg builds in complimentary ACT/ SAT prep courses for everyone to help you get into a college you are targeting.
It’s hard to be bored here. Our beautiful 300-acre campus is unmatched. There’s a gorgeous new student center, an eye-popping 65,000-square-foot arts center, a field house coming before the end of 2016, which will be a new hub for our 26 varsity teams, plus hiking, biking, climbing, and more. Many of our campus traditions date to our 1893 founding. When you graduate, you’ll be part of something much bigger.
Come and see for yourself. The drive here from Wilmington is easy and under three hours. Tour the campus. Talk with teachers and students. You won’t want to leave—because everything you want is here.
Learn more about Mercersburg Academy here.
Grades: 9–12, post-graduate
Gender: Coed (53 percent male, 47 percent female)
Target enrollment: 430
Campus size: 300 acres
Teacher-student ratio: 1 to 5
Faculty with advanced degrees: 75 percent
Course offerings: 170+
A.P./post-A.P./Honors courses: 40+
Endowment size (as of June 2015): $252 million
Tuition (boarding): $56,350
Students receiving financial aid (need-based/merit): 50 percent
Average financial aid grant: $30,000
Head of School: Katherine Titus
Assistant Head of School for Admission: Quentin McDowell