Clubs & Activities

Student Activities

Weekends and evenings at Mercersburg are lively with events, activities, adventures, and trips.

On-campus programs are fueled by the ever-resourceful student activities committee (SAC), led by director Trini Hoffman. The SAC brings spice to campus life with repertory theater groups, professional musicians, visiting lecturers, pizza study breaks, concerts, dances, and karaoke.

Mercersburg’s clubs and groups also create and produce campuswide events. For example, the Stony Batter drama club puts on several plays a year; various music groups and bands host campus concerts and shows; and student organizations sponsor volleyball or 3-on-3 basketball tournaments that support worthy causes.

Off-campus destinations include nearby Hagerstown, Maryland, where you can catch a minor-league baseball game with the Hagerstown Suns (a farm team for the Washington Nationals) or take in a performance by the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. Other trips may take you to Washington, D.C. or Baltimore or even as far as New York City or Philadelphia for shopping, movies, and professional theatrical events or sporting events.

Closer to campus, the surrounding Pennsylvania area offers outdoor adventures, such as winter skiing and snowboarding at Whitetail Ski Resort. Stunning nearby state parks offer boating, hiking, camping, swimming, picnicking, fishing, hunting, and other recreational opportunities.

Visiting parents can take in antique shops, golf, historic walking tours, and much more.

Check out the activities calendar at right to see what’s happening soon.
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