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When you visit the Mercersburg campus, you'll have the chance to take a tour of the school with a current Mercersburg student followed by a one-on-one interview with an admission officer. The walking tour will last approximately one hour.

Please note that visiting families are expected to schedule appointments several weeks in advance. Appointments are available on most weekdays during the school year. No weekend appointments are available. We encourage families to visit as early in the application process as possible, after August 1 preceding the student's entry year.

Contact the admission office to arrange your visit.


Mercersburg requires an interview as part of the admission process. In order to best prepare for your visit, a pre-interview survey will be sent directly after your appointment is scheduled. Please note that we do not arrange dormitory overnight visits. You can make an appointment by contacting the admission office:

Mailing Address: 
Mercersburg Academy

Office of Admission and Financial Aid

300 East Seminary Street

Mercersburg, PA 17236

GPS Address:
10951 Buchanan Trail West
Mercersburg, PA 17236

Phone: 717-328-6173

Fax: 717-328-6319

Email: admission@mercersburg.edu

8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Eastern time

Admission officers travel across the United States and around the world. Interview appointments off-campus are available, but cannot fully replace the on-campus experience.

If you come to campus, you'll have a tour by a current Mercersburg student. Following the tour, you will have a one-on-one interview with an admission officer that will last approximately 30 minutes. Parents will also spend approximately 30 minutes talking with the same admission officer.

Interested in joining an athletic team or a dance or theatre group, or getting involved with one of our many clubs and organizations? Let us know ahead of time, and we'll try to arrange for you to meet with advisers and coaches of specific programs.

List of 10 members.

  • Quentin McDowell 

    Assistant Head of School for Enrollment
  • Amy Mohr 

    Senior Associate Director of Admission & Financial Aid
  • Anna Crouch 

    Senior Associate Director of Admission & Financial Aid
  • Zachary "Zach" Swope 

    Associate Director of Admission & Financial Aid
  • Liam Chatterton 

    Director of Financial Aid & Associate Director of Admission
  • Lena Eckstine 

    Assistant Director of Admission & Financial Aid
  • James "Jake" Kennedy 

    Assistant Director of Admission & Financial Aid
  • Susan Simar 

    Admission Receptionist
  • Michelle Faust 

    Admission Operations Coordinator
  • Jaime Lohr 

    Administrative Assistant/Admission and Financial Aid
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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