Mercymount Country Day School

  • Mercymount Country Day School, a private Catholic elementary school (preschool through 8th grade) sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas (RSM).
  • Faithful to Catholic educational tradition, Mercymount Country Day School, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, ensures the development of strong academic skills, nurtures creative abilities, creates a sense of community and promotes social responsibility. In the spirit of Catherine McAuley, we affirm that each child is a unique gift of a loving God, open to God's presence in others and in all creation.
  • The school aims to foster a sense of personal worth and appreciation of the worth of others.
  • This basic principle of Jesus Christ flows from oral tradition and Sacred Scripture itself.
  • The Sisters of Mercy historically have encouraged each person to the call of Jesus to love oneself and others, to be the best one can be with the gifts, talents and grace provided and to give generously of him/herself to the less fortunate.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
Network for Mercy Education
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedThe Learning Center is our resource office for all grades.
Year Founded1948
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Student Body

Total Students337 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 21%
Students by GradeMercymount Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
55%
Average Class Size18 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(blue pants & white polo (boys); plaid jumpers & blouses (girls); middle school - khaki pants & polos (boys), plaid skirts & polos (girls))

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,050
Tuition NotesSee website: http://www.mercymount.org/Academic/TuitionAid.htm
% on Financial Aid
10%
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorTBD

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Biddyball (basketball skills for grades 1-3), Chorus, Drama Production, Flag Football, Girls Scouts / Boys Scouts, Mock Trial, National Junior Honor Society, Soccer (grades 1-3), Student Council, T-ball (grades 1-3)

Club or Organization:
Friends of Mercy, Teens Living for Christ (TLC)

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Drop-In Art, Private Music Lessons, Violin Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Instructional Baseball - gr 1-3, Lacrosse (grade 1-3)

School Notes

  • A Mercymount education is synonymous with quality private education at an affordable price. 
  • Today with over twenty classrooms, a gymnasium, a library, and art, music, computer, and resource rooms, we are considered a showcase of learning. In 2006, we completed construction of a new, state of the art, addition to the school that houses a new computer lab and classroom, a media center, new art and music classrooms, 3 kindergarten classrooms, a preschool classroom and new administrative offices. In 2011, Foundress Hall was opened as a Middle School complex that includes four new classrooms, two restrooms, a chapel and elevator.  Bleachers with permanent seating for 272 people were installed in the summer of 2014 along with 4 height adjustable, swing-arm basketball backboards.  A new playground area (as of fall 2014), outdoor basketball hoops, and a parking lot for 112 cars complete the school property.
  • The student body is coeducational and made up of various ethnic groups. Mercymount admits students regardless of any race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin.
  • The administration, faculty and staff number over 45 people who consist of lay men and women as well as religious men and women.
  • Busing is available from the towns of Cumberland, Woonsocket & North Smithfield in Rhode Island. 

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We have been very pleased with the education our daughter has received at Mercymount. The academic program is cutting-edge and prepares students well for what they'll experience in high school and beyond, both in terms of academic skills as well as life skills like emotional maturity and leadership. Teachers are dedicated and go above-and-beyond every day, the campus is beautiful and there are many options for enrichment programs in art, music and sports. A wonderful school!
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