Mercy School For Special Learning

830 S Woodward St
Allentown, PA 18103-0181
Tel: (610)797-8242
Grades: PK-12 | 61 students
Mercy School For Special Learning is the only private, non-residential school for children and young adults with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities in the Lehigh Valley.
Our mission for more than 60 years has been to love, respect and value each individual and to provide a combination of academics, life skills and community engagement to help a person reach his or her fullest potential.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other associations(s) for exceptional children
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1954

Student Body

Total Students 61 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 9 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Khakis and Polo shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $21,000
Tuition Notes This number reflects the cost to educate. We use the FACTS system to determine what a family can afford to pay, then we complement the family's funds with financial aid.
Admissions Director Tom Harper


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. BFF, Magical Movement Dancers BFF, Magical Movement Dancers,

School Notes

We offer three distinct programs:
  • A comprehensive, inclusive pre-K program for children ages 3-5 in which children with typical needs join with children with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities;
  • A school-age program exclusively for children and young adults ages 5-21 with these types of disabilities who are grouped by age and ability rather than grade level;
  • A state-licensed community habilitation program for adults 21 and older who are unable to secure employment because of the severity of their disabilities.
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