Whether investigating in a ninth-grade biology lab, choreographing a piece in dance composition, crafting an innovative algorithm, or writing a novel, a Mercersburg Academy student can imagine, make, and present creative work in class, for the school community, or even beyond the boundaries of campus.
We have a lot going on, but students don’t have to do any of this alone. Mercersburg provides help periods embedded into each day, and help centers for writing, language, and math and science are open and available in the evenings and often during a student’s free periods.
Learning how to learn is the most important thing any high school can give a kid. We want them to graduate with that knowledge, and when we do, they will arrive in college far ahead of their classmates.
John David Bennett, dean of curricular innovation
Students in chemistry class synthesize their skills to develop their own lab procedures. Seniors in rapid app development solve real problems, like how to design and assemble a more affordable bomb-defusing robot for police departments. Students in English class lead a scholarly discussion about Moby-Dick and then go on to hold a well-informed exchange about Brexit in the Quinn-Ferguson Honors Seminar. Students and teachers do all of this in our academic spaces, which include Irvine Hall and Lenfest Hall.
At Mercersburg, you will work hard, but you won’t be stuck in run-of-the-mill courses. We’re devoted to learning that’s applicable and rewarding, and you’ll have the freedom to help shape your own academic path. Our talented faculty will do more than instruct you. They are mentors who enliven the classroom and whose enthusiasm is contagious.