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Mercersburg Academy

Call: 717-328-6173
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Mercersburg Academy
Mercersburg Academy
Mercersburg Academy
Mercersburg Academy

At a glance

Location Mercersburg, PA
USA
Tuition $56,350
Grades 9-12, PG Students Receiving Aid 49%
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded More than $6 million
Student/Faculty Ratio 4:1 Endowment $251,000,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate n/a

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 441

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 11

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 74*
Average SAT Score (Math) N/R
Average SAT Score (Verbal) N/R
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs 23
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region Harrisburg PA Area
Program Emphasis Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
All Grades 9-12, PG
Boarding Grades 9-PG
Grade Divisions Post Graduate
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Established 1893
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Small Town
Campus Size (Acres) 300
Head of School Katherine M. Titus
Endowment $251,000,000

History

Mercersburg Academy prepares young men and women from diverse backgrounds for college and for life in a global community. Students at Mercersburg pursue a rigorous and dynamic curriculum while learning to live together harmoniously in a supportive residential environment. Mercersburg’s talented faculty instill in students the value of hard work and the importance of character and community as they teach students to think for themselves, to approach life thoughtfully and creatively, to thrive physically, to act morally, to value the spiritual dimension of human existence, and to serve others.

Academics

Full Time Faculty 102
Part Time Faculty 7
Faculty with doctorate 5
Faculty with masters 78
Student/Faculty ratio 4:1
Average Class Size 11
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Art
Art History
Astronomy
Biology
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Chorus
Classics
Community Service
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Dance
Discrete Math
Drama
Earth Science
Economics
Electives
English
English Literature
Environmental Science
European History
Fine Arts
French
Geometry
German
Government/Civics
History
Human Development
Humanities
Latin
Mathematics
Music
Music Composition
Music Theory
Other (Band)
Outdoor Education
Physics
Pre-calculus
Psychology
Religion
Science
Sculpture
Sociology
Spanish
Speech
Studio Art
Trigonometry
World History
World Literature
A.P. Courses Offered
Art History
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
Chinese Language & Culture
Comp. Government & Politics
Computer Science A
English Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
European History
French Language
French Literature
German Language
Latin Literature
Other (Economics)
Physics C
Spanish Language
Spanish Literature
Statistics
US History
World History

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 441
% Boys/Girls 53/47
Boarding Students 374
Day Students 67
International
Brazil
Canada
China
France
Germany
India
Jamaica
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Other (Bahamas)
Phillipines
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Spain
Thailand
UK
Ukraine
United States
Arizona
California
Connecticut
Delaware
Dist. of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Montana
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Majority of students come from Other(Middle Atlantic)
% of Students of Color 21%
% of International Students 23%

Admission

E-mail admission@mercersburg.edu
Web Address www.mercersburg.edu
Director of Admission Quentin McDowell
Admission Application Apply to Mercersburg Academy
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 50
Application Deadline(s) Jan
Financial Aid Deadline(s) January 31
Financial Aid Awarded More than $6 million
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 49%
Acceptance Rate n/a
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admissions Yield n/a
Admission Tests Accepted
SSAT
Day Student Tuition $39,050
Boarding Student Tuition $56,350

College Placement Office

Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Amherst College, Boston College, Bucknell University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Duke University, Franklin and Marshall College, Harvard University, Kenyon College, Penn State University, Stanford University, Syracuse University, United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, Yale University
% of Graduates Who Attend College 99%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field
volleyball
wrestling
Recreational Sports
baseball
basketball
bowling
camping
canoe
cross-country running
cycling
dance
fitness
golf
hiking
kayaking
outdoor club/skills
rock climbing
skiing
soccer
softball
swimming
table tennis
tennis
ultimate frisbee
volleyball
yoga
Extra-Curricular Activities
A Capella
African American Club
Art Club
Asian Club
Choir
Chorus
Community Service Program
Debate Club
Digital Photography Club
Dorm Proctors
Drama Club
French Club
Honor Council
International Club
Investment Club
Judiciary Board
Key Club
Literary Magazine
Math Club
Model UN
Newspaper
Orchestra
Other (Cum Laude Society)
Peer Tutoring
Photography Club
Quiz Bowl
Recycling Club
School Band
Spanish Club
Stock Market Club
Student Government
Student Publications
Tour Guides
Volunteer Club
Yearbook

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  • Jul 28, 2014
    Other/Year Graduated: 1938

    Please share a few thoughts about your experiences with Mercersburg Academy: my father attended graduated in 1938 Robert f hoffstetter jr. he died 11/14/1999 I keep receiving mail for him. please cease this action.

  • Aug 3, 2014
    Past Parent/Guardian/Year Graduated: 2015

    Please share a few thoughts about your experiences with Mercersburg Academy: Overall, I should have kept my child in town with a couple of our great private schools. Mercersburg has great AP test scores because they limit who is allowed to take the AP classes. I pulled my child after 2 years due to the lack of faith or effort the school had in my child to take the AP classes. They only allowed him to enroll in one AP class for his junior year. The school makes your child's schedule. You have very little say in what the classes are. The school also has a high turn over among staff. My child did enjoy going to Mercersburg. The staff and other students are very welcoming. The rigor of the curriculum is lacking. At our local school, my child had many more opportunities to take AP classes with experience teachers. I was disappointed with the educational opportunities for the high cost of their program. The school has no AP computer class. Mercersburg is a liberal arts school.

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Contact Info

Phone 717-328-6173
Address 300 E Seminary St - Mercersburg, PA 17236 USA
Website www.mercersburg.edu 
Email admission@mercersburg.edu 
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