Mercersburg students and alumni from 15 countries have appeared in 22 of the 29 Summer Olympics held since 1896, including every Summer Games but one in which the United States competed from 1908 to 2004.
Mercersburg athletes have competed in several areas of athletics: track and field, swimming, sailing, gymnastics, wrestling, and the former Olympic sport of tug of war.
Notably, there have been 15 Olympics with more than one Mercersburg athlete participating, including the 1924 Summer Games, when five Mercersburg alumni competed. And in 1952, Mercersburg alums Charlie Moore ’47 and Lee Yoder ’50 even competed in the same event.
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. 300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg, PA 17236 GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236 717-328-6173