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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-
Address
300 E Seminary St
Mercersburg, PA 17236
Telephone
(717) 328-6173

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$35,325
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$59,200
Received Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid
$33,014
From Mercersburg Academy

At Mercersburg Academy, our students think creatively and independently, work collaboratively in a diverse community, and take risks in the pursuit of education and self-discovery. Relationships developed here are authentic and lifelong, serving as the foundation for a uniquely supportive yet rigorous learning environment that extends beyond the classroom. Mercersburg embraces young people for who they are and enables them to realize who they can be. Our alumni share in the Mercersburg legacy as self-reliant, committed, and compassionate leaders prepared to impact society in college and beyond.

Mercersburg Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1310
89 responses
Average ACT
30
63 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Irving-Marshall week
    23%
  • Painting the numbers
    21%
  • Boxer-bikini runs
    15%
  • The Alma Mater
    13%
  • The Christmas Candlelight Service
    13%
  • Alumni Weekend
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Boarding

Students Boarding
85%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
China, Germany, Korea, Republic of, Mexico, Saudi Arabia
International Boarding Students
20%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
439
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
5:1
National
17:1
Poll
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
Poll
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
Poll
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses

Mercersburg Academy Reviews

84 reviews
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Mercersburg has an incredibly beautiful campus. It is a place for reflection as much as anything else. The gothic chapel is designed by the architect who built Princeton University's chapel, and it carries a rich history. It is the kind of place that is hard to leave. Mercersburg also has an exceptionally large endowment. Our alumni network is very loyal and really cares about our school. This allows Mercersburg to be constantly innovating and investing in its campus and faculty. Last year marked the opening of our new field house, and we just broke ground for the new aquatic center.
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I like the community at Mercersburg Academy - entire school is like a family. Activities are offered so that all students get to know each other regardless of grade, dorm lived in, etc. Teachers are easily and often available for help!
My experience with this school has been great. I love the fact that I got to try lots of new things from volleyball to acting. I got to travel to Germany and Costa Rica representing my school. The teachers are very involved and always there to help. It’s a great community. The only thing I would change is more diversity!