Open House

Spend a day on campus as our guest and get a taste of what Mercersburg Academy has to offer.

Mercersburg Academy’s Office of Admission cordially invites prospective students and their families to attend our Open House on Monday, December 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The day includes a campus tour, information sessions, class visits, lunch in the dining hall, and opportunities to meet Mercersburg students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni. Interviews are also available by appointment for prospective boarding families. (In an effort to accommodate those traveling a considerable distance, prospective day families are asked to schedule an interview on a different day.)

If you have any questions, or if you wish to schedule an interview to complement your Open House visit, please contact the Office of Admission at 717-328-6173 or We look forward to seeing you on campus!


9 a.m. - Registration
Simon Student Center

9:25 a.m. - Opening remarks
Simon Student Center

9:45 a.m. - Campus tours

11 a.m. - Class visits

12 p.m. - Family-style lunch with faculty and students
Ford Hall

12:30 p.m. - Athletics Department, Outdoor Education, and Community Engagement representatives available
Ford Hall

12:30 p.m. - Arts Department representatives available
Cofrin Gallery, Burgin Center for the Arts

1 p.m. - Information session for prospective students
Hale Studio Theatre, Burgin Center for the Arts (9th and 10th graders)
General Arts Classroom, Burgin Center for the Arts (11th graders and PG)

1 p.m. - Information session for parents/family members
Simon Theatre, Burgin Center for the Arts

1:45 p.m. - Application tips and closing remarks
Simon Theatre, Burgin Center for the Arts

2 and 3 p.m. - Interviews for prospective boarding families (pre-registration required)
Traylor Hall

4 p.m. - Performance group activities*

*Families are invited to stay and attend our PGAs after the class day ends, including athletics practices, dance, and theatre. Please contact the athletics coach or arts faculty member in advance whose group you wish to observe.