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?
A few things we’re known for...
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.
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.
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.”
—Hongyu Jasmine Zhu ’23, Chengdu, China
accdecHead of School Quentin McDowell announces the appointment of John Richardson as Mercersburg’s chief advancement officer.
b0dedb“Church, Art, and Choice” earns Gold Medal and American Voices Medal and “Sorrow” earns Silver Medal
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f8aa7fChuks Ugori ’23 and fellow students tutor underserved youth across the U.S.
d3d78cCatherine Shaffer ’22 focused her work on fighting food insecurity in the Tuscarora School District.
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