Jan – Feb Session ............ Jan 2  – Feb 28
Mar – Apr Session ............ Mar 1 –  Apr 30
May – Jun Session ............ May 1 – June 16
Jul – Aug Session ............ July 1 – Aug 17
Sept – Oct Session ............ Sept 7 – Oct 31
Nov – Dec Session ............ Nov 1 – Dec 23


1st Camp Session ............ June 24 – July 19
2nd Camp Session ............ July 22 – Aug 16
3rd Camp Session ............ Aug 5 – Aug 29 (Waiting List Only)

Holidays and School Closures

Mercer Education observes the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day (1st Monday in September)
  • Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday in November)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)

In addition, there are typically five weeks per year when Mercer Education is closed as follows: 1) 12/24 through New Year’s Day; 2) the week immediately prior to the start of our summer camps (typically the last Monday of June); and, 3) the three weeks straddling the end of August and start of September (with our fall classes typically beginning on the Saturday immediately after Labor Day).  Exact dates vary from year to year; please refer to the calendar above or to your invoice, or contact the school if you are not sure whether Mercer Education is open. Keep in mind that Mercer Education has students from many school districts and may conduct classes when other schools have holidays or are on break.

How often do classes begin?

ME offers private and small group classes year round, seven (7) days a week, from 9am to 9pm. Students can enroll at any time and start classes on a "first come-first serve" basis throughout the year. Tuition is based on 2-month blocks of pre-scheduled classes (January-February, March-April, etc.) Students beginning classes after the start of a 2-month session will be responsible only for those classes scheduled to occur after their enrollment date. Private classes generally meet once or twice a week, though we can arrange more frequent classes when necessary. Most group-class students attend a specific class once a week throughout the year. Group classes require a minimum of three students and are limited to eight students (six students in classes with younger children), so joining such a class depends upon the availability of spaces. If spaces are available, students may enroll in group classes at any time and do not need to wait until the start of the next 2-month session. If we cannot start a class at the time you contact us, we add you to our waiting list, and we will do our best to fit you in as soon as we can.

Summer Camp Schedule*

FIRST SESSION: 6/24/19 - 7/19/19

SECOND SESSION: 7/22/19 - 8/16/19

THIRD SESSION: 8/5/19 - 8/29/19 (waiting list only)

SAT/College Prep Camp
M-F, 9:30am-3pm
ACT/College Prep Camp
M-F, 9:30am-3pm
Learning Camp
M-F, 9am-2:30pm
Advanced SAT Verbal Camp
Mon & Thurs, 3:30-6pm OR Tues & Fri, 3:30-6pm**
Advanced SAT Math Camp
Mon & Thurs, 3:30-6pm OR Tues & Fri, 3:30-6pm**

College Admissions Prep Camp
(Session II only, limit six students/class)

Tues & Fri, 3:30-6pm

* Private and once-a-week group classes are also available throughout the summer; please contact ME about scheduling.

** Scheduling for Advanced SAT Verbal Prep and Advanced SAT Math Prep

We do our best to schedule classes so that all applicants can attend, and in the past we have always been able to accommodate applicants to these programs.  However, because Mercer Education receives so many last-minute applications, the schedules for these afternoon camps are typically finalized just several days prior to their commencement. If you are applying for one of these camps, indicate your first choice for scheduling (at 3:30pm on either Monday and Thursday OR Tuesday and Friday) on the camp application.