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Founded in 1893 in southern Pennsylvania, Mercersburg Academy provides young people with the opportunity to live and learn in a vibrant and diverse community of boarding and day students from across the country and around the world.

Our 300-acre campus is a place of exploration and discovery where students are embraced for who they are and empowered to define themselves and imagine their future. Mercersburg pairs top-tier academic offerings with extracurricular activities and a robust residential life program to create a transformative education. Guided by talented faculty and staff, our students build strength of character that inspires authenticity and responsibility. They develop the will to achieve and the determination to succeed, and they graduate from Mercersburg prepared for college, for their career, and for leading and serving the world.

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Our Mission

At Mercersburg Academy we embrace the values 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.

Mercersburg Academy continues to create the conditions for deeper, more sustainable learning that a changing world requires. After significant research and careful consideration, Mercersburg has identified meaning and mastery, wellness, and access and affordability as the visionary pillars of the next stage in our school’s evolution. Learn more about our strategic design.

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