Mercersburg Academy is one of just a handful of schools that creates a real microcosm of the world, enrolling a student body that represents more than 40 nations. For international applicants, there are a few additional factors to consider.
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English as a Second Language
Mercersburg does not offer ESL support during the academic school year. International students are expected to have a strong command of the English language. All non-native English speakers are required to submit a TOEFL test in addition to the SSAT.
For questions regarding International Admission please contact Anna Crouch, International Admission Coordinator, at Anna_Crouch@mercersburg.edu. For questions regarding I-20s and/or the Visa application process please contact Michelle Faust, PDSO, at Michelle_Faust@mercersburg.edu.
If you are unable to visit campus, the Office of Admission may schedule interviews via Skype or FaceTime. To schedule an interview, please contact the Office of Admission at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-328-6173.
We require an in-person interview in order to best get to know students applying from China. In order for a student's application to be considered for admission, they must have a score of 95 on the TOEFL iBT. The average TOEFL iBT score of currently enrolled Chinese students is 101 and the average SSAT score is 2234.
The last day for on-campus interviews for Chinese students is Wednesday, December 20, 2017. The application deadline for the 2018-2019 admission cycle is January 15, 2018.
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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 GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236 717-328-6173