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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 61 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $21,000
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1954

Student Body

Total Students
61 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
31%
State avg.: 25%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
9 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Khakis and Polo shirt)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
This 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 Director
Tom 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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 61 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $21,000
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Lehigh County, PA is $10,129 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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