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An aerial view of the Mercersburg Academy campus in Pennsylvania.
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Students walking down steps beside Irvine Hall at Mercersburg Academy
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Students studying plants at a top boarding school.
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Mercersburg Academy students mingling in the Simon Student Center.
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Faculty and boarding students playing with a dog on the porch of South Cottage.
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Mercersburg Academy high school student athletes warming up in the Lloyd Aquatic Center pool.
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A Mercersburg tradition of singing happy birthday during lunch.
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Students painting during a studio arts class in the Burgin Center for the Arts.
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Mercersburg Academy outdoor education students building a fire.
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Ford Hall at night on the Mercersburg Academy campus.
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Define Yourself

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?

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Mercersburg Academy student-faculty photo on the steps of Main Hall.



Mercersburg students walk off the graduation platform with their diplomas.


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Students work with their teacher in a science lab.


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Mercersburg Academy students take advantage of nice weather by having class on the quad.


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Mercersburg students work in the library at Lenfest Hall.


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Our robotics club is student-led where members explore programming, robot design, and 3D modeling. The Mercersburg robotics team has competed nationally and internationally, on several continents and with numerous top finishes.

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Global Initiatives

Nothing expands one’s horizons and comfort zone quite like visiting a new place, and every year, students have the opportunity to participate in a domestic or international travel program during spring or summer break.

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Mercersburg students kayaking down a stream.
Outdoor Education

Stepping into our outdoor classrooms provides students a chance to try something unexpected. Participating in skiing, biking, climbing, and kayaking will teach leadership, teamwork, and personal responsibility, while also having a lot of fun.

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A Mercersburg Academy baseball player connects with the ball.

Students are challenged to reach their highest potential while competing with character, integrity, and accountability. It’s easy to understand the passion that our teams have when playing a game – our athletic motto is “hard work, fair play, clean life.”

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A dance performance in the Simon Theatre.

Enter the Burgin Center for the Arts and you are immediately filled with sensory overload, from music filling the air, students hustling between dance studios, the smell of a clay pot being fired, and art pieces on every corner. Students are drawn to this place to be inspired and to find out where their creativity will take them.

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A Mercersburg student checks the dates on canned goods at a local food bank.
Community Engagement

By engaging in service in and around the town of Mercersburg, students make a positive impact in helping to raise funds, give hands-on efforts, and offer their time to a community where they also call home.

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Transform yourself…and the world.

Life at Mercersburg offers every student an opportunity to explore interests, develop skills, and make connections through our experiential programs.

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Residential Life

From weekend activities, club meetings, or chilling with friends at the local coffee shop, Mercersburg creates the time and space for students to enjoy a residential experience both in and out of the classroom.

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Students Getting Ice Cream
Mercersburg Academy boarding school students covered in paint.
Mercersburg students sitting around a fire pit.
Mercersburg Academy boarding school students dressed for halloween.
Students in the Simon Student Center.
Mercersburg students playing bingo.
Students attend a dance after Declamation at Mercersburg Academy
Students playing checkers.
Mercersburg Academy boarding school students playing Twister.
Mercersburg students with pumpkins on their heads during Halloween.
Students serving snacks during an athletic event.
Winter holiday celebration in the Simon Student Center at Mercersburg Academy.
Mercersburg Academy students playing guitar in the Edwards Room.
Mercersburg Academy boarding students making silly putty in a dorm common room.
Students in the Simon Student Center at Mercersburg Academy private school.
Boys posing on a couch in a dorm common room.
Students in the fitness center at Mercersburg Academy.
Students and faculty dining in Ford Hall.
Students at Mercersburg Academy on the steps of Tippetts Hall.
A night of Spoken Word in front of Ford Hall.

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