Community Engagement

Community service is a hallmark of the Mercersburg experience. A majority of students participate in at least one community-service project each year—many do more. And the results are amazing. Not only do you and your classmates work, have fun, and develop lifelong skills, but you also know at the end of the day that you have made a positive impact on your community.

Many service opportunities are available. Mercersburg encourages you to propose and develop projects as an individual, an advisee group, a club, a team, or even a whole dormitory. Throughout the school year, Mercersburg provides a number of opportunities to help raise money or give hands-on efforts for various projects throughout the community, and beyond.

The school has established Community Engagement as an organized, designated afternoon activity available to students in each of Mercersburg's three academic terms. For more information, contact Director of Community Engagement Tricia Crocker at
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