International/Boarding Students

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Mercyhurst Preparatory School (MPS), an International Baccalaureate (IB) and Blue Ribbon School of Excellence located in Erie, Pennsylvania, offers boarding school options for both regional and international students.  Pennsylvania International Academy (PIA) serves as administrators for the international student and boarding program for MPS, which remains open during all school breaks and holidays.  In our program, students feel at home and can often have conversations with their peers that share the same culture and also learn about others from around the world. The students feel a sense of understanding from one another as well as sense of support.

Erie is in a very peaceful and convenient location with very few distractions, which allows students to feel safe and focus on their education, as they strive to gain acceptance into the top colleges and universities.

MPS offers 49 courses in the performing and visual arts taught by a faculty of active award-winning artists. The performing arts department at MPS has long been recognized as the #1 high school theater program in the region. The Hirt DREAM Labs (Design, Research, Engineering, Arts and Math) offer a one-of-a kind experience for the students as well.

To apply to our boarding program, please complete the online application.