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Mercersburg Academy  

300 East Seminary Street - Mercersburg, PA 17236 USA
telephone: 717-328-6173 fax: 717-328-9072



www.mercersburg.edu/

 

Mercersburg Academy 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.

Mercersburg Academy Overview

• Region

Harrisburg PA Area

• Program Emphasis

Boarding School

• All Grades

9-12, PG

• Boarding Grades

• Grade Divisions

Post Graduate

Secondary

• Religious Affiliation

Nondenominational

• Student Body

Coed

• Dress Code

Casual

• School Setting

Small Town

• Campus Size (Acres)

300 acres

• Head of School

Douglas Hale

• Endowment

$200 million

Admission

• E-mail

[email protected]

• Web Address

http://www.mercersburg.edu/

• Director of Admission

Thomas Adams

• Admission Application

Apply to Mercersburg Academy

• Application Required

Yes

• Application Fee Amount

$50 USA; $100 international

• Application Deadline(s)

January 31

• Financial Aid Deadline(s)

January 31

• Financial Aid Awarded

$4.4 million

• % of Students Receiving Financial Aid

42

• Admission Tests Accepted

SSAT

• Day Student Tuition/Costs

$31,700

• 5-Day Boarding Student Tuition/Costs

• Boarding Student Tuition/Costs

$41,350

• International Student Tuition/Costs

Student Enrollment

• Total Enrollment

438

• Boys

235

• Girls

203

• % Boys/Girls

54/46

• Boarding Students

369

• Day Students

69

• 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

16

Academics

• Full Time Faculty

98

• Part Time Faculty

• % of Faculty with Advanced Degrees

• % of Faculty with Doctorate

8%

• % of Faculty with Masters

70%

• Student/Faculty ratio

5:1

• Average Class Size

12

• Learning Differences Support Offered

No Response

• ADD/ADHD Support Offered

No Response

• ESL Offered

No Response

• 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

College Placement Office

• Average SAT I Scores (Math)

614

• Average SAT I Scores (Verbal)

612

• Average SAT I Scores (Writing)

• 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

Mercersburg Academy Notes

 


School News

 
 

01/09/2008
Winter Women Bring Some Heat to Hill
Mercersburg’s varsity winter track squad traveled to Ursinus College on Wednesday, December 12 to compete at the Hill Invitational. The meet was the first on the winter slate.

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