Waldron Mercy Academy

513 Montgomery Avenue
Merion Station, PA 19066-0190
Tel: (610)664-9847
Grades: NS-8 | 520 students
Waldron Mercy Academy is a twice-recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, by the US Department of Education.
The program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools that have placed in the top 10 percent on state or national assessments, among other criteria.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 1923
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2009

Student Body

Total Students 520 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Waldron Mercy Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 17 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform information can be found on the WMA Web site.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $13,250
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Joellen McDonnell, RSM


Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
SwimmingTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Big and Little Buddies, Fall/Winter/Spring Clubs, Forensics, Intramurals, Irish Dancing, Lavner Camps, Liturgical Music Group, Model U.N., Orchestra, Reading Olympics, Rock Band, Science Olympics, Student Tutoring, Theater, Three-Season Athletic Program, Tiger Times Newspaper, Toshiba/ExploraVision Competition, Visual Arts, Vocal Arts, Yearbook Forensics, Intramurals, Irish Dancing, Lavner Camps, Model U.N., Orchestra, Rock Band, Theater, Visual Arts, Vocal Arts, Yearbook, Big and Little Buddies,
Fall/Winter/Spring Clubs,
Liturgical Music Group,
Reading Olympics,
Science Olympics,
Student Tutoring,
Three-Season Athletic Program,
Tiger Times Newspaper,
Toshiba/ExploraVision Competition,

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1923; Co-educational, since 1987
  • Child Care, for children from three months to three years
  • Full-day early childhood class for three year olds, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and grades one through eight
  • Half- and full-day Montessori for students, three to six years
  • Class size: average - 17
  • Classes per age group: Two and three
  • Student/Staff ratio: 9:1
  • Advanced degrees: 60 percent of faculty
  • 10+ years of service: 75 percent of faculty
  • Setting: 35-acre suburban campus, just outside Philadelphia
  • Transportation: Bus or van service from 14 school districts, SEPTA bus
  • Accreditation: Middle States Association
  • Honors: Recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2001 and 2009, by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Co-curriculars: Test-taking, student and research skills
  • Extracurriculars: Vocal and performing arts, three-season athletic program, forensics, study skills, after school clubs and activities, and summer camp

Profile last updated: 10/23/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Merion Mercy Academy (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Childrens School At St Johns (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Childrens School At St Johns (0.3 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Merion Station
    Merion Mercy Academy
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 484 students
    0 miles
    511 Montgomery Ave
    Merion Station, PA 19066
  • Bala Cynwyd
    Childrens School At St Johns
    Daycare / Preschool (Episcopal)
    Grades: PK-KG | 53 students
    0.3 miles
    404 Levering Mill Rd
    Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
  • Narberth
    Grades: PK-8 | 293 students
    0.6 miles
    227 N Narberth Avenue
    Narberth, PA 19072
  • Merion Station
    Temple Adath Israel Day School
    Daycare / Preschool (Jewish)
    Grades: PK-K | 22 students
    0.6 miles
    250 N Highland Ave
    Merion Station, PA 19066
  • Bala Cynwyd
    Grades: PK-8 | 273 students
    0.7 miles
    150 N Highland Ave
    Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

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