Visit Us


When you visit the Mercersburg campus, you'll have the chance to take a tour of the school with a current student that will last one hour. Following the tour, you'll have a one-on-one interview with an admission officer that will last approximately 30 minutes. Parents will also spend approximately 30 minutes talking with the same admission officer.

If you're interested in a particular athletic team, dance or theatre group, or one of our many clubs and organizations, let us know ahead of time and we'll try to arrange for you to meet with advisers or coaches of specific programs.

Visiting families are asked to schedule their appointment several weeks in advance. Appointments are available on most weekdays during the school year. We encourage families to visit as early in the application process as possible—after August 1 preceding the student's entry year. Contact the Admission Office to arrange your campus visit.


Mercersburg requires an interview as part of the admission process and recommends an in-person interview on campus. (Please note that appointment times are typically available on weekdays in the morning or afternoon and that we do not arrange dormitory overnight visits.)

Our admission officers also travel across the United States and around the world, and we can make arrangements for an off-campus interview if we are traveling to your area.

To arrange an interview on or off campus, please contact the Admission Office.

Mailing Address: 
Mercersburg Academy

Office of Admission and Financial Aid

300 East Seminary Street

Mercersburg, PA 17236

GPS Address:
10951 Buchanan Trail West
Mercersburg, PA 17236

Phone: 717-328-6173

Fax: 717-328-6319


Office hours:
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Eastern time


Mercersburg is just a 90-minute drive from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland, and three hours from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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  • Travel by Car

    From Washington, D.C., and points south:
    1. Take Interstate 81 North to PA Exit 5 (Greencastle, PA)
    2. Turn left onto Route 16 West (12 miles to Mercersburg, PA)
    3. The Mercersburg Academy entrance sign is on the right.
    From Pittsburgh, Ohio, and points west:
    1. Take I-76 East (PA Turnpike) to Exit 12 (Breezewood)
    2. Take Route 30 East to Route 522 South (McConnellsburg)
    3. Take Route 16 East to Mercersburg, Pa.
    4. After two traffic lights, take the first left onto East Seminary Street and proceed two blocks to campus.
    From Harrisburg and points north and east (NYC/Philadelphia):
    1. Take I-81 South to Exit 5.
    2. Turn right onto Route 16 West (12 miles to Mercersburg, Pa.)
    3. The Mercersburg Academy entrance sign is on the right.
  • Travel by Air

    Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR) in Maryland is a 25-minute drive from campus. Hagerstown is served by Cape Air and offers Avis and Budget rental-car agencies.

    Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) is a 90-minute drive from campus. It has extensive service by all major domestic carriers.

    Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington, D.C., is 90 minutes from Mercersburg and is served by all major domestic carriers and many international carriers. Students arriving from abroad usually find Dulles the most convenient airport.

    Mercersburg can provide transportation for current students between the campus and any of the listed airports. To arrange transportation, contact Carol Ecton, transportation coordinator.
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