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Mercersburg Academy

Address: 300 E Seminary St, Mercersburg, PA 17236, USA
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Description Mercersburg Academy

  • Year of foundation: 1893
  • Location: Bora Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Age: 15-18 years old
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of training: joint
  • Number of students: 453 (85% of students in the boarding house)
  • Ratio of students and teachers: 5: 1
  • Number of people in the class (average): 12
  • Accommodation: boarding house.
  • The Mercersburg Academy is located in Mersersburg and is a school of joint education specializing in the high school program (9-12 grades (US High School Diploma)). The school has been operating successfully for more than a hundred years and during this time has proved itself in the best possible way. It is categorized by the Association of Colleges and Schools of the Middle States and is a member of profile organizations. Of the 453 students, about 25% are foreign citizens, 85% are permanently resident in the school.

    Teachers of the school have high qualification and academic degrees, find an individual approach to each student and bring up a craving for knowledge of the world around them. Students acquire critical thinking skills, skills of independent work and self-development, perception and analysis of information. 24 courses are taught in the Advanced Placement system. The school cooperates with higher educational institutions, the staff helps students in the difficult choice of the direction of the future specialty. Graduates enter prestigious educational institutions, such as: United States Naval Academy, Lehigh University, New York University, Penn. State University.

    The school occupies 300 acres of territory located in the countryside, where there is everything necessary for a comfortable life and study. The school has a large number of clubs and sections, students actively engaged in sports and creativity. The school ideally prepares young people for admission to adulthood.

    Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Mercersburg Academy

    Program name
    from 62 350 $ / year

    SENIOR SCHOOL, 9-12 grades (US High School Diploma).

    The high school program is designed in accordance with US educational standards, and is very intensive. From the 9th grade students study a number of subjects, both compulsory and optional. For successfully passed subjects / subjects credits are accrued. In the 11-12 grades, the Advanced Placement program is implemented, according to which students select disciplines for in-depth study and the successful results of which provide benefits when enrolling in a number of higher education institutions in the United States, Canada and Europe.

    Classes at school are built not on the blind learning of the material, but on research through fascinating projects and discussions. Thanks to the high professionalism of the teachers and the well-honed system of education and upbringing, young, active and well-trained specialists with the skills of the 21st century, which are necessary for successful activity, come out of the school walls:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Effective communication
  • Cooperation
  • Information Literacy
  • Creativity, curiosity and imagination
  • Personal responsibility and accountability.
  • In general, the level of preparation of the senior school allows graduates to easily enter the higher educational institutions of the United States, Canada, Europe and the world, and successfully implement their boldest ideas and plans.

    Departments of the school:

  • English
  • art
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Language
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Religions
  • The science.
  • Items on the Advanced Placement (AP) standard:

  • British and world literature
  • American Literature
  • European History
  • History of the United States
  • History of art
  • Comparative government and politics
  • The World History
  • Economics (macroeconomics, microeconomics)
  • French language and culture
  • German language and culture
  • Spanish
  • Spanish Literature
  • Latin language
  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • Calculations
  • Computer science
  • Statistics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics C: Mechanics
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics 1: based on algebra
  • Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism / Physics C: Mechanics.
  • The cost of training is:

  • The year of study for foreign students (with accommodation and meals) = 62000 $.
  • Accommodation and food

    The campus has the capacity to accommodate all students, 85% of the total number of pupils resides in the school on a permanent basis. Residences are very comfortable and equipped with everything necessary for life and study, recently they were renovated and re-equipped. All bedrooms have the necessary furniture and small appliances. Boys and girls live in different buildings.

    Meals are arranged according to the principle of full boarding. Local and various national dishes are prepared in the dining room. Breakfast, lunch and dinner guarantee a full meal, rich in vitamins, the diet always contains fresh vegetables and fruits. Perhaps special food, for example, diet.

    Subjects, specialties

    Subjects list: algebra, anatomy, art, Art and creativity, astronomy, ballet, business, ceramics, chemistry, Chinese, digital design, Digital photography, economics, English, Foundations of world religions, French, Geometry, german language, graphic design, history, journalism, Latin language, maths, music, Musical skills, painting, physical Culture, physics, psychology, Religious studies, robotics, Spanish, Stage skills, statistics, Studio art, The art of dance, World history, world literature

    Events Mercersburg Academy

    Great importance is given to the sports and creative education of students, which is inextricably linked with studies and is an important component of the education system aimed at the all-round development of the individual. Students are engaged in various sports and creativity, train in professional teams under the guidance of trainers. There are special programs to support talented students. Available sports include:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Cross-fit
  • Water sports, including surfing
  • Dancing
  • Tennis
  • Power training
  • Yoga.
  • Available art and creativity:

  • Theatrical art
  • Acting in the theater
  • Maintenance and equipment of theatrical productions
  • Directing theatrical productions
  • Musical Theatre
  • Music
  • Vocals
  • Musical groups and groups
  • Dances (modern dances, hip-hop, choreography)
  • Painting and Graphics
  • Sculpture and ceramics
  • The photo
  • Cinema art.
  • There are 55 clubs and associations of interests in the school that are divided into several types:

  • Academic
  • Sports
  • Creative
  • Environmental
  • Clubs by interests.
  • Employees of the school are doing everything possible to ensure that the life of students was interesting and exciting. There are special events and holidays on campus, students take part in excursions and other events:

  • Cinemas
  • Theaters
  • Musical concerts
  • Festivals
  • Shops, shopping centers
  • Excursions around the state and country
  • Tourist trips
  • Climbing trips.
  • The school life, full of events and events, gives each student the opportunity to realize themselves in educational, sporting and creative aspects.


  • School with more than 100-year history of successful activity
  • He is accredited by the Association of Colleges and Schools of the Middle States (Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools)
  • Highly qualified teaching staff
  • A unique training system, combining many aspects, including creative and sport education
  • High level of training in the high school program
  • Training in small classes (up to 12 people)
  • Teacher-pupil ratio: 1: 5
  • A modern and spacious campus in ecologically clean countryside
  • Equipped with the best modern standards
  • Comfortable residences for living
  • Most graduates enter higher education institutions.
  • Equipment Mercersburg Academy

    The campus of the school is located in a rural, ecologically clean area and covers an area of ​​300 acres. On the campus there are more than 30 buildings. The complex includes:

  • Administrative buildings
  • Educational buildings
  • Scientific laboratories and offices
  • Observatory
  • Chapel
  • The Museum
  • 10 sports grounds for team games
  • Athletic Center
  • Gym
  • Fitness center with swimming pool
  • 14 all-weather tennis courts
  • Squash courts
  • Wall for climbing
  • Center for Fine Arts and Theatrical Excellence
  • Audiences for circles and sections
  • Medical Center
  • Security posts
  • Parking and bicycle parking
  • Canteen
  • Hostels.
  • The classrooms are spacious and bright, they have cleaning and air conditioning systems, students are engaged in comfortable study places. All rooms are always in proper condition, followed strictly by staff. Sports grounds and centers have all the necessary equipment, laboratories and offices are equipped with modern instruments, equipment and software.

    Term dates and fees

    The academic year is divided into semesters:

  • Autumn semester: from September 3 to November 15 (vacation from November 15 to 26)
  • Winter semester: from November 27 to the end of February (vacation from December 20 to January 7, from 1 to 5 February)
  • Spring semester: from March 18 to May 31 (holidays from 1 to 16 March).
  • The cost of training is:

  • The year of study for foreign students (with accommodation and meals) = 62000 $.
  • Please note that there are some additional fees and fees not included in the basic cost of the program:

  • Mandatory payments (including training aids, transportation costs)
  • Payment from new students
  • Registration fee
  • Consular fee of the Embassy
  • Visa processing costs
  • Compulsory medical insurance.
  • Extra fees:

    • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 350 USD

    Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

  • Application (modeled)
  • Autobiography (in free-form essay format)
  • Portfolio
  • Conversation with parents
  • Recommendations from the previous place of study
  • High achievement, good performance in subjects
  • A report card with grades from the previous place of study
  • Good SSAT and TOEFL test results
  • Applicants must communicate freely in English (reading and writing at the level according to age)
  • Interview with a school employee (on the campus of the school or on Skype)
  • Additional tests to identify the level of knowledge.
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    Recommendations on when to apply

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    - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
    - for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

    - recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
    - the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
    - for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
    - for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
    - MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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