Curriculum & Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Annual Course Load

Requirements Each student must carry a minimum annual course load of 17 credits of academic work in the ninth grade, 17 credits of academic work in the tenth grade, 15 credits of academic work in the eleventh grade, and 15 credits of academic work in the twelfth grade. These annual course load requirements must be met from offerings in English, fine arts, history, interdisciplinary studies, language, mathematics, religion, and science.

Senior Year Requirements

Students must participate in all senior activities. This includes participation in all required senior activities and programs through the end of the year including either senior trip or spring term exams. Seniors must pass all spring term work in order to graduate.

The diploma requirements for a student are determined by entry grade.

Requirements Per Entry Grade

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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