Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School

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  • The Gospel values of compassionate presence, justice, service, and concern for the dignity of all persons, which are the charism of Catherine McAuley, are the foundation of our school and of a moral, enlightened society.
  • The goal of education is to develop and nurture the whole person: intellectually, emotionally, physically, socially, and spiritually.
  • Students can learn and become competent and compassionate adults in a nurturing community atmosphere that provides positive role models.

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Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School places among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Coalition of Girls
Mercy Secondary Education Association (MSEA)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1861

Student Body

Total Students375 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Number of AP Courses10 courses
Average SAT score1190
Average ACT score25

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineOct. 19 / Aug. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost$18,900
Tuition Notesplus $450 in fees
% on Financial Aid
15%
Average Financial Aid Grant$6,000
Admissions DirectorKimberly Dunphy Scott '84
Admissions AssociateMs. Mary-Kate Kaminski

Sports

Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBasketball, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketballCrew,
Cross CountryDiving,
Field HockeyGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.21 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Art Club, Forensics, Girls with Guitars, Glee Club and Chorale, GMA TV, Gwynedd Ambassadors, Language Culture Club, Latin Club, Literary Magazine "Imagination Collabortion", Ministry and Service, Mock Trail, Newspaper "Mercy Magnet", Orchestra, Peer Advisory League (PAL), Photography Club, Respect Life, Science Club, Speak UP, Spirit Team, Student Council, Yearbook "Patrician"

School Notes

  • The Gospel values of compassionate presence, justice, service, and concern for the dignity of all persons, which are the charism of Catherine McAuley, are the foundation of our school and of a moral, enlightened society. The goal of education is to develop and nurture the whole person: intellectually, emotionally, physically, socially, and spiritually. Students can learn and become competent and compassionate adults in a nurturing community atmosphere that provides positive role models.
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