What is an Admission Reception?
An admission reception is a gathering for prospective and future families to learn more about the educational opportunities at Mercersburg Academy. The events are typically hosted by a committee of current parents and take place in a home or private venue. We bring our admission office representatives as well as current families and alumni to tell their Mercersburg stories. When the distance is appropriate, we will even bring current students and faculty. Admission materials, slide shows, videos, and presentations by our faculty are all part of the evening. We visit a lot of areas, so we hope to see you at one of our upcoming events!

2017-2018 Admission Receptions:

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  • On Campus Events

    Winter Open House
    Monday, December 11, 2017
    9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Register Here

    Business After-Hours for Local Business Leaders
    Thursday, March 15, 2018
    To RSVP or for more information:
    Contact the Admission Office at or 717-328-6150

    Revisit Day for Accepted Students
    Monday, March 26, or Friday, April 6, 2018
    Registration will open on March 10, 2018

    Spring Preview Day for Middle School Students
    Friday, April 27, 2018
    12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Register Here
  • Off Campus Events

    Hamilton, Bermuda Reception
    Hosted by The Mid-Atlantic Boarding School Group
    Tuesday, September 12, 2017
    Register Here

    Washington, D.C. Reception
    Hosted by The Mid-Atlantic Boarding School Group
    Sunday, September 17, 2017
    Register Here

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Reception
    Current parents Jessica and Tim O'Brien P '20 and Mercersburg Academy invite alumni, current families, and prospective families to join us at their home to learn more about Mercersburg and hear from Head of School Katie Titus.

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    5 Meadowood Drive
    Pittsburgh, PA 15215

    To RSVP, call or email the Admission Office
    717-328-6150 or

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Reception
    Hosted by The Mid-Atlantic Boarding School Group
    Sunday, October 15, 2017
    Register Here

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What to Expect

Prospective Families
Admission receptions are an easy and comfortable way to get to know Mercersburg Academy and the independent school world. Join members of the Mercersburg community for casual conversation as well as a short presentation about what makes Mercersburg a great educational opportunity for young people.

Mercersburg Families & Alumni
Admission receptions are an easy and comfortable way for prospective students and their families to get to know Mercersburg and the independent school world. As a Mercersburg family or alumni of the school, we hope you will join us to share your experience and encourage prospective families to consider Mercersburg as an option for their children.
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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 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 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 of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.
300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg, PA 17236
GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236