Residential Life

Dining Hall

Mercersburg Academy and SAGE Dining Services are pleased to present an exciting dining program.

The talented chefs from SAGE Dining Services have transformed meals at Mercersburg Academy into a daily culinary adventure. Our community is treated to real food, cooked from scratch. SAGE’s seasonal menus are custom designed for us, reflecting the students’ preferences as well as the fresh products available in the market. SAGE’s registered dietitians review and approve each menu to ensure that it offers a wide variety of nutritious choices.

The Dining Hall is located in the center of campus in Ford Hall. It serves three meals daily—meals that meet both major food requirements: good nutrition and good taste!

Buffet-style breakfasts are served daily before first rotation, and from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Family-style lunches are served during the week and, to ensure a healthy learning environment, are required for both day and boarding students. Students sit at assigned tables with a faculty member. A buffet lunch is served during the weekends from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dinners are required on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday for boarding students and are served family style. Other dinners are buffet style and are typically served from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

While the standard dress code is expected in the dining room during the school day, semiformal dress is expected for all Monday evening meals, the first evening meal of the school year, end-of-term dinners, the Irving-Marshall dinner and Declamation, certain banquets, and other special occasions as announced.

Vegetarian entrees are also available at all meals. In addition to the meals outlined above, salad bars, deli bars, fruit, soup, and homemade bread are available at every meal.

We can also accommodate any special dietary needs. Please contact Jim Butler at or call 717-328-6179 for more information.

SAGE Dining Services is the leading provider of dining services to discerning independent schools nationwide. Learn more about SAGE by visiting

List of 3 members.

  • Amy Weber 

    Assistant Director
  • Jeff Gray 

  • James Harris II 

    Executive Chef
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