Our purpose is to help young people purposely fulfill theirs.
PIA serves as the exclusive administrator for the international student and boarding program for Mercyhurst Preparatory School, which was founded in 1926. Mercyhurst Prep is a twice awarded Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. It is also the only private school in Northwest Pennsylvania offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) program with over 30 years of (IB) experience. PIA offers each student a safe and welcoming home over school breaks and holidays through continuous 24/7 care and support.
Our mission is to elevate our students' potential for success by complementing their academic learnings through an inclusive and engaging environment for students as they progress through their academic journey. When students graduate and attend the university or college of their choice, we expect that as they look back at their time at PIA they'll be reminded of why we're so different as we transcend above the academics to include social and cultural educations as well.TESTIMONIALS