Waldron Mercy Academy

513 Montgomery Avenue
Merion Station, PA 19066-0190
Tel: (610)664-9847
Grades: NS-8 | 561 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 2001, 2009

Student Body

Total Students 561 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 15:1
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 Casual
(Uniform information can be found on the WMA Web site.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $13,800
Tuition Notes $11,950 - half-day Montessori $13,550 - full-day Montessori, ECC, pre-k and kindergarten $13,800 - grades one through eight - See more at: http://www.waldronmercy.org/admission/tuition-information
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. 18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Big and Little Buddies, Fall/Winter/Spring Clubs, Forensics, Intramurals, Lavner Camps, Liturgical Music Group, Model U.N., Orchestra, Reading Olympics, Rock Band, Science Olympics, Theater, Three-Season Athletic Program, Tiger Times Newspaper, Toshiba/ExploraVision Competition, Visual Arts, Vocal Arts, Yearbook Forensics, Intramurals, 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,
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: 6:9
  • Advanced degrees: 69 percent of faculty
  • 10+ years of service: 69 percent of faculty
  • Setting: 69-acre suburban campus, just outside Philadelphia
  • Transportation: Bus or van service from 69 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
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