Bring these things for your classes (everything listed below may be purchased at the School Store):
school supplies: pencils (#2 mechanical or #2 wood), pens, erasers, looseleaf paper, a 3-ring binder or two, a couple of pocket folders, a ruler with metric markings.
TI-84 calculator: the Mathematics department requires that students enrolled in any level of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Precalculus, Calculus, Statistics, or post-AP offerings have a calculator from the TI-84 family. The recommended models, from most desirable to least, are: TI-84 Plus CE, TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition, TI-84 Plus Silver Edition, TI-84 Plus, TI-84.
a backpack, messenger bag, or book bag to carry books and your iPad between classes. We recommend book bags that are designed to be exposed to the elements (rain, snow, sun).
Leave at home:
bed, mattress, desk, and dressers (though they may not necessarily be your style, we’ve got these basics covered)
cooking appliances or refrigerators, unless you’re a prefect or peer group leader
television sets or DVD players
a soft or upholstered chair or sofa no larger than 54"x75" (except for ninth graders—who must wait until after the fall term, if approved)
a small table for your computer if you’re bringing one
a computer printer
window curtains (blinds or shades are provided)
one large (9’ x 12’) or two medium-size rugs for your room
a stereo or other sound equipment
Some helpful hints:
Returning students who already know their roommate should coordinate larger room items (new students will find out their roommate selection at registration).
Check the residential section of the Blue Book before decorating rooms.
Washers and dryers are available in every dorm, but consider using the Academy’s laundry service (which is available through the school post office) as a way to save time
Students are permitted to ship personal items to the school prior to arrival (and you can always send things once they arrive at a later date; packages may be picked up at the time of registration. Simply address the package as follows:
Student Name (and/or Nickname), Class of 20xx Mercersburg Academy 300 E. Seminary Street Mercersburg, PA 17236
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 717-328-6173