Define Yourself Here


Head west from the birthplace of the United States to a birthplace of transformational journeys for every student.

There’s no question: the Philadelphia metro area, the Delaware Valley, and the surrounding region have a strong collection of boarding and day schools. So what sets Mercersburg Academy apart?

In a word: geography.

Mercersburg’s location in Central Pennsylvania has shaped its 127-year history and identity. We’re not in or adjacent to a major population center. Instead, the nature of our rural location means that every person who is here—faculty, staff, student—wants to be here. It’s community driven by intentionality, not convenience or osmosis. And that creates an extraordinary campus filled with extraordinary people.

Mercersburg Academy exists to catapult young adults into a season of self-discovery—to help them grow, develop, define their passions, fulfill their potential, and become the best version of themselves. We believe your child’s path to college, character, and career success can run through Mercersburg. Find out why.



Room to express, explore, and excel.

One of Mercersburg Academy’s most beloved alumni is the late Gerry Lenfest ’49, whose love for the city of Philadelphia was undeniable. Hear Gerry describe his Mercersburg experience in his own words.


We look forward to meeting you.

Mercersburg Academy is a place where your child can imagine their future and a place where they can create their own story. We promise to be right beside them every step of the way.