Define Yourself Here

Mercersburg Academy is a place to imagine your future. The first step on campus begins a journey to define yourself and to change the world. Our faculty and staff believe there’s something truly extraordinary about every student, and we’ll be right alongside you as that path of discovery takes shape. Are you ready?


Why Mercersburg?

Dialed-In College Counseling

Students are paired with a college counselor the very first year they’re enrolled, creating a personalized, holistic, grade-appropriate college counseling experience from day one.

Immersive Residential Experience

When you have faculty and staff who are dedicated to working with adolescents, an environment of 24/7 learning and growth takes shape.

Robust Senior Capstone Experience

Every student who graduates from Mercersburg enrolls in a rigorous and meaningful capstone course,  delving into a topic of their choice.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Mercersburg’s ethos is egalitarian. We cultivate a community of authentic relationships distinguished by acceptance, accountability, empathy, and engagement.

Energizing Outdoor Education Program

Mercersburg Outdoor Education—or “MOE,” as it’s known—takes advantage of our Cumberland Valley setting to provide group activities such as kayaking, hiking, rock climbing, and ski mountaineering.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Mercersburg’s campus buildings and spaces aren’t just for curb appeal—they’re carefully designed with the student experience and our curricular and cocurricular programming in mind.

#Possibilities

“Coming from an educational system rendered rigid by its exam orientation, I was looking for a community that would encourage more freedom in exploring and expressing possibilities—Mercersburg glittered as one. It’s a place where my friends are my teachers and my teachers could be my friends, where walking out of classrooms I’m still learning. I feel very blessed to be accepted as who I am and to be continually challenged and refreshed.”

—Jasmine Zhu ’22, Chengdu, China








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