Recent News Articles

Posted on Monday, November 18, 2019
Mercersburg Academy was recently named to Newsweek’s Top 500 STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) High Schools for 2020, and was among the top 10 schools in Pennsylvania.  The announcement was made in conjunction with National STEM Day, (November 8), and includes private and public schools in the United States.  Mercersburg received a rating of 90.96 out of 100. A total of 17 schools in Pennsylvania were named to the list. Scores were determined by Newsweek and by... Read More
Posted on Saturday, November 16, 2019
Members of the campus community (alumni, students, parents, families, faculty, and staff) are invited to dedicate poinsettias to adorn the Chapel during the two Christmas Candlelight Services on Sunday, December 15. Poinsettias are $10 each and can be donated in memory of a loved one, in honor of someone, or in thanksgiving. All donations will be noted as such in the program.  Visit to complete the form and to pay online by Monday, December 2. Any poinsettias you... Read More
Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2019
Quintin Metcalf ’20 and AJ Gray ’20 with Mercersburg head coach Sean CrockerTwo Mercersburg boys’ basketball standouts have each signed a national letter of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at the Division I level in 2020-2021. AJ Gray ’20 is headed to the University of Hartford, and Quintin Metcalf ’20 will play for St. Bonaventure University. Metcalf, a 6-foot-8-inch power forward from Seoul, South Korea, held offers from fellow Division I schools Drexel, Fairleigh... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Mercersburg Academy Summer Programs is excited to announce its programs and dates for summer 2020. All programs (with the exception of ESL+) have a special early-bird price of up to $200 off the registration fee, effective through February 15, 2020. Camps range in length from one week to four weeks.  “Summer programming at Mercersburg Academy creates opportunities for families to visit Mercersburg Academy and take advantage of our school’s state-of-the-art facilities,” says Coleman Weibley,... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Jazz BandMembers of Mercersburg Academy’s Octet and Magalia (the school’s a cappella vocal groups) and Jazz Band took the stage for the Fall Pops Concert November 16 in the Burgin Center for the Arts’ Simon Theatre. The Jazz Band, directed by Bryan Morgan ’07, performed In the Mood by Joe Garland, arranged by Paul Lavender; Cheesecake by Dexter Gordon, arranged by Rick Stitzel; Lean on Me by Bill Withers, arranged by John Wasson; Legend of the One Eyed Sailor by Chuck Mangione, arranged by... Read More
Posted on Monday, November 11, 2019
MJ Hegar speaking in the Simon TheatreMajor Mary Jennings “MJ” Hegar, author of Shoot Like a Girl (one of Mercersburg Academy’s summer reading selections), presented the Schaff Lecture on Ethics and Morals November 11 in the Burgin Center for the Arts’ Simon Theatre. The event was part of Mercersburg’s Monday Evening Lecture Series. Hegar is a recipient of the Purple Heart and is just the sixth female aviator to earn the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor Device, which she received after... Read More
Posted on Saturday, November 9, 2019
During the 2019-2020 academic year, Mercersburg Academy is celebrating a number of important historical milestones, including the 50th anniversary of coeducation. As part of that conversation, we invite our alumni and parents to provide their input, experience, and expertise. A number of our regional programs planned for this year reflect the celebration of this milestone. On Tuesday, April 7, Mercersburg will host We Speak 2020: a day of discussions on campus led by students, staff, faculty,... Read More
Posted on Friday, November 8, 2019
The Class of ’32 Distinguished Alumnus Award is Mercersburg’s highest honor, presented annually to an alum who has most distinguished himself or herself through character, service, and achievement. This year the school will recognize Deborah J. Simon ’74 and Paul C. Mellott Jr. ’70. Deborah Simon ’74Deborah J. Simon ’74 is chair of the Simon Youth Foundation, whose mission is to foster alternative educational and mentoring opportunities, and serves on the boards of the Children’s Museum of... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Ellie Liu ’21 practices her climbing skills on a MOE trip to West Virginia.By Ellie Liu ’21  I began my journey with the climbing program through Mercersburg Outdoor Education (MOE) in the fall of my sophomore year, and I only wish that I could have joined the program earlier. I have been interested in climbing since I was little, but because I come from a flat and heavily populated city, there are not many spaces for climbing nor are there many opportunities. I was very excited when I heard... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Buck Lyon-VaidenJim BrinsonMercersburg Academy announces carillon recital dates for November and December 2019. Recitals take place on the school’s Swoope Carillon on most Sundays during the academic year; recitals begin at 3 p.m. Academy Carillonneur Jim Brinson will perform on November 10, and guest carillonneurs Buck Lyon-Vaiden and John Widmann will perform November 17 and Christmas Eve, December 24 (at the stroke of midnight), respectively.  Brinson has been a member of Mercersburg’s... Read More


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