Mercy School For Special Learning

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  • Mercy School For Special Learning is the only private, non-residential school for children and young adults with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities in the Lehigh Valley.
  • Our mission for more than 60 years has been to love, respect and value each individual and to provide a combination of academics, life skills and community engagement to help a person reach his or her fullest potential.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other associations(s) for exceptional children
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1954

Student Body

Total Students61 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 22%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size9 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khakis and Polo shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$21,000
Tuition NotesThis number reflects the cost to educate. We use the FACTS system to determine what a family can afford to pay, then we complement the family's funds with financial aid.
Admissions DirectorTom Harper

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
BFF

Arts and Music Programs:
Magical Movement Dancers

School Notes

We offer three distinct programs:
  • A comprehensive, inclusive pre-K program for children ages 3-5 in which children with typical needs join with children with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities;
  • A school-age program exclusively for children and young adults ages 5-21 with these types of disabilities who are grouped by age and ability rather than grade level;
  • A state-licensed community habilitation program for adults 21 and older who are unable to secure employment because of the severity of their disabilities.
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