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A.P. Courses

Advanced Placement® courses are offered in English, history, classical and modern languages, mathematics, and the sciences.

Students may enroll in AP courses if they have the permission of the appropriate academic department. The department considers each student’s past academic performance and level of interest in the course when deciding whether an AP course is appropriate.

These 24 Advanced Placement courses are available at Mercersburg, assuming sufficient enrollment in the course:
  • [AP Engl Lit] British and World Literature
  • [AP Engl Lang] American Literature
  • AP European History
  • AP United States History
  • AP Art History
  • AP Comparative Government and Politics
  • AP World History
  • [AP Macros/AP Micro] Economics
  • AP French Language and Culture
  • AP German Language and Culture
  • AP Spanish Language
  • AP Spanish Literature
  • AP Latin: Vergil
  • AP Chinese Language and Culture
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics C: Mechanics
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based
  • AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism/AP Physics C: Mechanics
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 440 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $6 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center.
Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance to New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.
300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg PA 17236
717-328-6173