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?
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.
When you have faculty and staff who are dedicated to working with adolescents, an environment of 24/7 learning and growth takes shape.
Every student who graduates from Mercersburg enrolls in a rigorous and meaningful capstone course, delving into a topic of their choice.
Mercersburg’s ethos is egalitarian. We cultivate a community of authentic relationships distinguished by acceptance, accountability, empathy, and engagement.
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.
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.
“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
accdecClass of ’32 Award is the school’s highest honor for an alum
f2cc6dAwards recognize strong performances on Advanced Placement (AP) Exams in spring 2020
f8aa7fBetween the fall and winter terms, Mercersburg launches a deep dive into timely topics
f69687Donnelly, a swimmer, is the first Blue Storm athlete to sign an NLI this fall
b0dedb12 members of the Class of 2021 chosen for membership in Cum Laude Society
d3d78cThree Stony Batter performances and the Fall Dance Concert are available via YouTube premiere on the Mercersburg Academy YouTube channel this fall.