Waldron Mercy Academy

513 Montgomery Avenue,
Merion Station, PA, 19066-0190
     Tel: (610)664-9847
Grades: NS - 8 | 456 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
Learning Programs Supported Reading and Math Specialists on staff
Year Founded 1923
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2009

Student Body

Total Students 456 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Waldron Mercy Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 60%
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 $11,900
% on Financial Aid 10%
Admissions Director Joellen McDonnell, RSM

Sports

Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Field HockeyFootball,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

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

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: 8:1
  • 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 22 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: 10/04/2014

Nearby 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)
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