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Mercersburg Academy

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

At a glance

Location Mercersburg, PA Tuition $50,800
Grades 9-12, PG Students Receiving Aid 42%
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded $5,100,000
Student/Faculty Ratio 5:1 Endowment $198,000,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 38%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 432

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 12

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 80*
Average SAT Score (Math) N/R
Average SAT Score (Verbal) N/R
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs 12
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 Douglas Hale
Endowment $198,000,000

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 93
Part Time Faculty 3
Faculty with doctorate 6
Faculty with masters 74
Student/Faculty ratio 5:1
Average Class Size 12
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Art
Art History
Biology
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Chorus
Classics
Community Service
Computer Graphics
Computer Math
Computer Programming
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Dance
Discrete Math
Drama
Earth Science
Economics
Electives
English
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
European History
Fine Arts
French
Geometry
German
Health
History
Human Development
Humanities
Latin
Mathematics
Music
Music Composition
Music Theory
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
Chemistry
Computer Science A
English Language
European History
French Language
French Literature
Latin Literature
Physics B
US History

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 432
% Boys/Girls 54/46
Boarding Students 371
Day Students 61
International
Canada
China
Germany
Japan
Korea
Spain
Taiwan
Thailand
United States
Alaska
California
Connecticut
Dist. of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Kentucky
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Majority of students come from Other(Middle Atlantic)
% of Students of Color 19%
% of International Students 23%

Admission

E-mail admission@mercersburg.edu
Web Address www.mercersburg.edu
Director of Admission Thomas W. Adams
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 $5,100,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 42%
Acceptance Rate 38%
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admissions Yield 59%
Admission Tests Accepted
SSAT
Day Student Tuition $36,580
Boarding Student Tuition $50,800

College Placement Office

Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Amherst College, Boston College, Brown, Bucknell University, Columbia University, Duke University, Franklin and Marshall College, Gettysburg College, Kenyon College, Penn State University, Syracuse University, United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt, Washington and Lee
% of Graduates Who Attend College 97%

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
flag football
golf
hiking
karate
kayaking
martial arts
outdoor club/skills
rock climbing
skiing
soccer
softball
swimming
table tennis
tennis
ultimate frisbee
volleyball
walking
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
National Honor Society
Newspaper
Orchestra
Peer Tutoring
Photography Club
Quiz Bowl
Recycling Club
School Band
Spanish Club
Stock Market Club
Student Government
Student Publications
Tour Guides
Volunteer Club
Yearbook
Young Democrats
Young Republicans

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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.

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