Founded in 1893 in southern Pennsylvania, Mercersburg Academy is an independent coed college-preparatory boarding and day school comprised of 445 students from 29 states and 36 countries. With a 300-acre campus, a 4:1 student-to-faculty ratio, 150 academic courses, 27 varsity sports, a robust arts program, and $8 million in annual financial aid, Mercersburg embraces young people for who they are and empowers them to define themselves, their goals, and their future. Relationships developed here are authentic and lifelong, serving as the foundation for a supportive yet rigorous learning environment that extends beyond the classroom. Our alumni include Fulbright Scholars, Medal of Honor recipients, Olympic gold medalists, Academy Award winners, former governors, federal judges, entrepreneurs, professional athletes, and a Nobel laureate.
To foster an engaged and connected community, we have seated family-style meals every day for lunch, as well several times a week for dinner. Students are randomly assigned to a table where they sit for three weeks before bTo foster an engaged and connected community, Mercersburg has family-style meals every weekday for lunch, as well as two times a week for dinner. Students are randomly assigned to a table where they sit for several weeks before being moved to a new table with a new group of students and faculty. All Mercersburg students participate in one of our two unique senior capstone programs: MAPS or Springboard. Students in these programs are empowered to become creative and discerning thinkers, independent and self-directed learners, and compassionate and engaged global citizens. They spend their time conducting high-level research and connecting with experts in their field of study to help solve real-world problems.