Established in 1926, Mercyhurst Preparatory School is located on a beautiful 7 acre campus. As Northwest Pennsylvania’s only International Baccalaureate School (grades 9-12), Mercyhurst Prep offers this prestigious educational opportunity to students from all over the world. Students can choose one of three tracks: College Preparatory Program, Honors Program or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB). The IB program promotes critical thinking, communication, and integration of the information through in depth study of major areas of knowledge. All students also have the opportunity to participate in athletic, co-curricular activities and/or social events. Honors or IB students may dual enroll at Mercyhurst University located adjacent to Mercyhurst Prep.
The school is recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education and hosts award winning theatre, music and art programs.
Erie is a city located in northwestern corner of Pennsylvania. Named for the lake and the Native American tribe that resided along its southern shore, Erie is the state's fourth-largest city with a population of 102,000. Erie's Metropolitan Area consists of approximately 280,000 residents and an Urbanized Area population of approximately 195,000. The city is the seat of government for Erie County. Erie is the principal city of the Erie, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Erie is near Buffalo, New York, Cleveland, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Once teeming with heavy industry, Erie's manufacturing sector remains prominent in the local economy, though service industries, healthcare, higher education, and tourism are emerging as greater economic drivers. Millions visit Erie for recreation at Presque Isle State Park, as well as attractions like casino and horse racetrack named for the state park. Erie is known as the Flagship City because of its status as the home port of Oliver Hazard Perry's flagship Niagara. The city has also been called the Gem City because of the "sparkling" lake. Erie won the All-America City Award in 1972.
International students live in the dormitory called Pennsylvania International Academy located on 65 acre residence and cultural campus. The residence hall is open 24/7 all year and additional ESL classes are offered every day. The dorm offers a student lounge, study rooms, music room, gym, indoor sports facilities and a dining hall.
The city of Erie is located 2 hours north of Pittsburgh. Erie is just minutes from one of the famous Great Lakes, Lake Erie.
Estimated Start Date: Late August
Estimated End Date: Mid-June
557 (19% international)
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Closest International and Local Airports: Erie International Airport (ERI)
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