From daily customs to annual events, Mercersburg’s traditions bring spirit and warmth to our lives and connect the school’s past with its present and future.
Mercersburg kicks off the school year with our faculty–in full academic regalia–and our students in the Irvine Memorial Chapel. A student from each class has the honor of processing with their class flag, and the service typically includes a special speaker, the presentation of awards, and the singing of the alma mater.
Christmas Candlelight Service
Students help to “green the chapel” with garland, wreaths, poinsettias, and candles for this holiday event. The service features a candlelight processional, carols, and a message from the school minister.
Between Keil Hall and South Cottage is a grassy platform that has served as our graduation stage for decades. Many students observe the tradition of waiting to walk on this platform until their graduation day–doing so any earlier is considered bad luck!