At Mercersburg, we value individual differences and believe in open dialogue and diversity of thought. Life at Mercersburg offers something for every student, whether you want to explore a current interest or to discover something new.
Mercersburg Academy is a true boarding school—about 85 percent of our students live on campus, and all of our day students are affiliated with a campus dorm. The residential experience educates the whole student, both in and out of the classroom.
Meriwether Godsey is the school’s dining partner, offering tasty and nutritious menus that provide plenty of options, reflect student preferences, and accommodate dietary restrictions. Much of what is served in the dining hall is locally sourced and prepared from scratch.
The school has a tradition of family-style meals, which is seen during weekday lunches and Monday evening dinners. At these required meals, students sit at assigned tables with a faculty member. The assignments rotate every few weeks so students get to meet various peers over the course of the year. Other meals are served buffet style, and the menu changes daily.
Much of your residential experience at Mercersburg will occur in one of seven dormitories. Boys are housed in Main Hall, Keil Hall, and Tippetts Hall. Girls reside in Culbertson House, Fowle Hall, South Cottage, and Swank Hall.
New students are assigned roommates and housing for their first year, and all day students are connected to a dorm. Returning students and their chosen roommates enter a housing lottery each spring to determine their dorms for the next year. Housed on every floor are dorm faculty as well as prefects—student leaders who assist the dorm dean and dorm faculty in managing the dorm.