Our Mission

At Mercersburg Academy we embrace the value of hard work, character, and community while learning to balance independence with interdependence and individual humility with collective pride. Our students commit to a life of learning, seek to understand the spiritual nature of human existence, and develop a determination to lead and serve the world.


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  • Noble integrity

    We build strength of character that inspires generosity, authenticity, and responsibility — when no one is looking and when everyone is looking.
  • Great faith

    We believe in cultivating a faith in self (confidence); in others (trust); and in the future (hope).

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  • Ceaseless devotion to a mighty task

    We nurture the desire to dream, the courage to persevere, and the will to achieve.
  • Lofty Ideals

    We welcome and accept all in the tradition of our egalitarian spirit, expecting everyone to contribute fully to our community and to the world with imagination, gratitude, and love.
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 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 of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.
100 Academy Drive, Mercersburg, PA 17236
GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236