Mercy Special Learning Center

830 S Woodward St
Allentown, PA 18103-0181
Tel: (610)797-8242
Grades: PK-12 | 66 students
Mercy is a Catholic school under the Secretariat for Catholic Education in the Diocese of Allentown.
Mercy Special Learning Center is an educational program of the Diocese of Allentown.
Mercy provides an educational program for children, young adults and adults with intellectual /developmental disabilities.
Mercy is the only private, non-residential school for children and young adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities in the Lehigh Valley.

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

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Khakis and Polo shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $4,500
Admissions Director Tom Harper

School Notes:

  • We offer three programs:
  • 1) Mini-Mustangs (ages 3-5) – an inclusive pre-K environment where children with typical needs join with children with special needs to learn healthy attitudes of acceptance as well as develop their cognitive and motor skills
  • 2) School-Age (ages 5-21) – This program is exclusively for children with special needs as we believe that children with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities learn best when given specialized instruction with others of similar abilities. Each child has his/her own Instructional Plan that is developed in concert with the parent, teacher and the principal.
  • 3) TLC (21 and over) – a state-licensed community habilitation program for adults who can't secure employment because of the severity of their disabilities

Profile last updated: 01/30/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Central Catholic High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Grace Montessori School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Grace Montessori School (1.2 miles away)
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