Mercersburg Academy

5.00 5 1 (20 reviews)
100 Academy Drive
Mercersburg, PA 17236
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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 36 countries.
  • With a 300-acre campus, 170 academic courses, 27 varsity sports, a robust arts program, and $7 million in annual financial aid, Mercersburg is within easy reach of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.

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  • University of Pennsylvania
    Mercersburg has an incredibly beautiful campus. It is a place for reflection as much as anything else. The gothic chapel is designed by the architect who built Princeton University's chapel, and it carries a rich. . .
  • Vassar College
    Mercersburg has a unique community in that everyone is so connected and there really is a sense of family among the students and teachers. Everyone is incredibly kind, welcoming, ambitious, and curious. the relationships I. . .

  • Class of 2017
    5 Stars  
    Duke University
    Opportunity and Community were the two buzzwords that largely encompass my Mercersburg experience. What lies between these two speaks just as loudly. There is a certain "presence of the present" that exists at Mercersburg that. . .
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Definition of Terms
 | 2019 School Data
Mercersburg AcademyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG5-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18931910
Campus Size300 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment442 students313 students
% Students of Color
25%
23%
% International Students
20%
20%
% Students Boarding
84%
69%
Average SAT Score1341* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1210 - 1450-
Average ACT score30*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Restrictions apply for standard dress)
Casual
Average Class Size11 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:41:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered4018
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
73%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Finances

Endowment Size$297 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$60,680$56,875
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$35,960$30,150
% Students on Financial Aid
50%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$33,560$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT75%-
Acceptance Rate
33%
57%
Director of AdmissionsAnna Crouch

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered4018
Link to List of AP Courses:View List of AP Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered2716
SportsAlpine Skiing, Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Cycling, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations3523
ExtracurricularsClub 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

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

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 36 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.
  • Mercersburg Academy accreditations: Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Jimmy Stewart '28 - Academy Award-winning actor
    • Benicio Del Toro '85 - Academy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning actor
    • Melvin Stewart '88 - Olympic Gold Medal swimmer
    • Michael Davies '85 - Emmy Award-winning producer, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
    • Rebecca Lowe '99 - NBC sportscaster; former ESPN UK and BBC sports journalist

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