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 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)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Students: 445 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $64,150
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $38,025
  • Acceptance rate: 33%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31

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Class of 2018
5.00
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. . .

Class of 2018
5.00
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
5.00
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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Top Rankings

Mercersburg Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 309 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Student Attention
Offering Breadth
Student Test Scores
Student Test Scores

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
Mercersburg Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1893
1907
Campus Size
300 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
445 students
300 students
% Students of Color
33%
25%
% International Students
21%
20%
% Students Boarding
85%
70%
Average SAT Score
1368
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
1210 - 1450
-
Average ACT score
30
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Restrictions apply for standard dress)
Casual
Average Class Size
10 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
7:1
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
73%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$397 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$64,150
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$38,025
$32,900
% Students on Financial Aid
50%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$36,573
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 31
Jan. 15
Average Percentile SSAT
75%
-
Acceptance Rate
33%
58%
Director of Admissions
Zach Swope

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
35
23
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

College Matriculation

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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.
  • 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
Profile last updated: 08/17/2021
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Students: 445 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $64,150
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $38,025
  • Acceptance rate: 33%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31

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