Requirements Each student must carry a minimum annual course load of 17 credits of academic work in the ninth grade, 17 credits of academic work in the tenth grade, 15 credits of academic work in the eleventh grade, and 15 credits of academic work in the twelfth grade. These annual course load requirements must be met from offerings in English, fine arts, history, interdisciplinary studies, language, mathematics, religion, and science.
Senior Year Requirements
Students must study on campus during the last full year prior to graduation (except students who have permission to study with School Year Abroad during their senior year). This includes participation in all required senior activities and programs through the end of the year including either senior trip or spring term exams. Seniors must pass all spring term work in order to graduate.
The diploma requirements for a student are determined by entry grade.
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 440 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $6 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 to New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. 300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg PA 17236 717-328-6173