Anonymous asked: How much cash should you have in your dorms, and on you at a time? And how do the student cards work (like with money) if you had it? Thank you!
Anonymous asked: I'm thinking about applying to a boarding school like yours, but I have to ask: if friends or family members wanted to come visit me in their car and take me out for the weekend, would that be allowed? Do you have to get parental approval to leave campus if it's not for a school trip?
Anonymous asked: I just went on your school's website and now I'm totally overwhelmed about the idea of applying to boarding school!!! Everything I know about public high school is that you take an English, History, Math, and Science class and then electives every year. But this place makes its classes sound more like college courses. I don't really understand how it's all supposed to work.
Anonymous asked: Are there parties? If no, how does it work? Like, do the day students have parties and do they invite people?
Anonymous asked: What's it like having a prefect around?
tibetankitten asked: hey I currently go to Mercersburg (I am a ninth grader) and I just stumbled upon this blog!! I think its great that you guys are running this!!!
Anonymous asked: Could your provide a hypothetical schedule for a day in the life of a boarding school student?
Anonymous asked: I'm going to be a new 9th grader at mercersburg next year and I've heard a lot about how there isn't a lot In the town of mercersburg... How far is the nearest mall and clothing store, target, movie theatre, or places to hangout on the weekends?
Anonymous asked: Did you have to do projects that you had to go to the store and buy stuff at boarding school? If so, what were the projects, and what'd you buy? And, sorry, hehe, but what supplies should we keep on us in the event of projects?
Anonymous asked: How do I make my boarding school experience as great as possible?
Anonymous asked: Do you get homesick easily at boarding school? I'm a new freshman next year and I'm really close with my parents so I know I'll miss them so much
Anonymous asked: How is college going for you guys, :) ?
Anonymous asked: If you ever went to a normal day private school, how would you compare it to Mercersburg? Do you think there's a lot of freedom at a boarding school? I've gone to Mercersburg summer for the past two years and love everything about the campus, plus everything I heard from the students I met make it sound like even more the best place on earth I already thought it was. Oh, and does MA play...
Anonymous asked: What's the shower situation at boarding school? Should I bring a basket to carry around my shampoo and conditioner in?
Anonymous asked: How many classes did you take in a semester, or year?
Anonymous asked: What's the worst roommate/ overall experience you've had in boarding school? :o
Anonymous asked: What did you do on the weekends?
Anonymous asked: Did you have international students who spoke little to no English?
Anonymous asked: (1) Hello! I'm honestly considering going to Mercersburg Academy for my freshman year of school and sophomore if I like it, c; but my family isn't in the "financial state" right now... Does Mercersburg Academy afford financial aid? If so, do you know how much? Also, I live in Michigan so I can't really take a tour Dx unless, they have like, an online tour thing? Did you...
Anonymous asked: I know boarding school isn't you know...racist or anything, but did people of the same race tend to hang with each other more?
Anonymous asked: What grades and EC's did you have before you got accepted?
Anonymous asked: This is kind of random but... Were you comfortable enough in boarding school to sit on the toilets when you went to the bathroom?
Anonymous asked: Did you get financial aid?
Anonymous asked: How to convince very strict over protective parents about going into a boarding school? Also the wifi? Will facebook be banned?
Anonymous asked: I talked to my parents about boarding school and I notice my mom gets really sad when I talk about it. I'm the youngest child, so I can understand she doesn't want me to leave, but I'll be leaving for college anyway. I just want a better education and I've done plenty of research to find out that boarding schools offer that education that I want. I don't know how to...
Anonymous asked: SOOO, I talked to my mom about boarding school, and she thinks I'll be making the biggest mistake of my life going to Mercersburg Academy. Now I feel like I don't wanna go... I don't know what to do!!! Help!! PLEASE.
Anonymous asked: Does Mercersburg have a strict dress code? Like can we wear skinny jeans and hoodies etc? Also, can the jeans, if we are allowed to wear em, have holes in them, as long as they aren't above the waist or whatever? xD
Anonymous asked: My parents thinks its weird for me to want to go to boarding school... They say it's like I'm in jail or that's where all the bad kids go... I just wanna try something new, and get a better education at it... I don't know how to convince them, i'm starting to give up but I really like Mercersburg... Help me >_<
Anonymous asked: When you first went to Mercersburg, were you very homesick? Even before you even went to Mercersburg, did you feel like you'll miss home so much? I'm starting to feel like that, even as I search....
Anonymous asked: I am thinking about applying for Mercersburg Academy. Could you describe the application process and the likelihood of getting in? I have all A's and A- right now. What else can I do to improve my chances of getting in there and at other schools? Thanks! :-*
Anonymous asked: Can we get a full scholarship in Mercersburg? Or even a sport scholarship, like track? Will these scholarships apply for other schools in other states?
Anonymous asked: Hi! I got accepted into the Milton Hershey School (a boarding school in Hershey Pennsylvania) a little over a year ago. Now we are on a diet and everything. :/ Does/did you boarding school make YOU all go on a diet? Are you allowed to have chocolate milk? We can't. I just wanted to know, since everyone at my school complains that no other boarding schools do this. :(
Anonymous asked: I am a junior this year to be a senior next year. i really would like to go to boarding school. Do you think its a bad idea to just go for your senior year? The only reason i really even want to go is so i can become more independent and hopefully have some friends that i will have forever.
Anonymous asked: Hello! I'm thinking about going to boarding school (I really just wanna try it...) but I was wondering if I can go for one year? Like, for example i'm in 8th grade right now. So could I go to boarding school for my freshman year, and then go back to public school? (If I don't like it.) & How can I convince my parents to let me go? c;
Anonymous asked: Which boarding school did you go to?
Anonymous asked: Is it possible to apply for a boarding school as a late applicant?
Anonymous asked: Is it hard to get into boarding school. I am in 7th grade and I have all A's and A-, play viola, club soccer, and I'm in track and the spring musical. Do you know what schools look for on applications? Do I have a good chance of getting in?
chartreuse-neefles asked: Hey :) Could you give me a day's routine/timetable for a regular Co-ed boarding school? Both weekday as well as weekend would be better. Thanks!
Anonymous asked: This is a really weird question, but do most girls use pads or tampons? Also, is sharing the bathroom ever a problem? And how is having a roommate? I don't know whether I want a single or a double because I like my privacy, but I don't want to be left out with the roommate kinda stuff! Thanks
Anonymous asked: How did you deal with periods in boarding school?
Anonymous asked: Was it your idea or your parents? If it was yours did you have trouble convincing your parents? Also, do you have any advice for convincing parents boarding school is good? Thanks!
move-swiftly asked: hiiii im going as a sophmore to mercersburg this year and i was just wondering whats its like there and anything else i could need to knoww thank youu!
Anonymous asked: What cool trips did you go to while at boarding school?
Anonymous asked: I'm a cheerleader and I cheer for a gym outside of school. If I go to boarding school would there still be a way for me to go to practices and competitions if it's in the same city and have my parents permission? Cheer is really important in my life I really can't give it up :(
Anonymous asked: How did your last day of school go?
Anonymous asked: I'm going to mercersburg next year as a freshman, could you give me some tips and tell me about everyday life at mercersburg? :)
Anonymous asked: Hello, I was accepted for grade 11 by Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH) and The Masters School. What do you think about these schools? Do you have any preference? As an international student, I have little information about these schools, but I had a good impression of NMH. My biggest concern is the location, in a rural area, two hours from Boston. How do you think it could affect me? I am concerned...
stayforeverinparadise asked: What are boarding school revisit days like?
Anonymous asked: Hi! I have been reading your blog and I love it! The reason I'm writing is because i have already been accepted to 2 schools that I LOVE so far. I am now waiting to hear from Mercersburg and 2 others and I am already beyond excited!!! I feel like the next 6 months are going to just drag on byyy! Any tips on how to pass the time?
Anonymous asked: I was wondering if there are any sites that list the percentage of 4 year graduating seniors? For example, at Mercersburg Academy, what percentage of the seniors graduating have been boarding at Mercersburg for the entire 4 years? Thanks.