Curriculum & Requirements

Course Selection

Course offerings for the 2019-2020 school year:
Course selection begins in the middle of the spring term and runs for several weeks.
Students select their courses with the help of several faculty members:

a.  Departments:  each department approves courses for all students based on performance in the courses they are taking and have taken.  If there are multiple approvals, the department often includes notes to help the student choose the best option for the following year.
b. Registration Gurus: Faculty members who know the curriculum and requirements very well (registration gurus) have one-on-one course selection meetings with students. In these meetings, students choose their courses for the following year based on their goals and interests, their list of approved courses, and any graduation requirements that need to be fulfilled.  The Guru also helps students map out their future plans (or revise their future plans).
c. Adviser: Each student’s adviser ensures that the advisee has created an academic program that allows time for other important aspects of school life to be pursued.
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