Waldron Mercy Academy

Waldron Mercy Academy, a private Catholic co-ed elementary school sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, is a diverse, faith community rooted in the gospel values of mercy and justice.
We are a school where the joy of discovery inspires serious study, social responsibility, and strong faith.
Montessori programs are offered in addition to the traditional preschool through grade 8 education.

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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 AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1923
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2001, 2009, 2020

Student Body

Total Students440 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Waldron Mercy Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size16 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesIXL Advanced Learning
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform information can be found on the WMA Web site.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$1,605
Tuition Notes$13,600 – half day Montessori $15,900 – full day Montessori and traditional preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten $15,450 - grades one through eight
Admissions DirectorSuzanne Gallagher
Admissions AssociateCaili Fogarty

Sports

Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
FootballLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Big and Little Buddies, Rock Band

Club or Organization:
Fall/Winter/Spring Clubs, Forensics, Model U.N., Reading Olympics, Toshiba/ExploraVision Competition, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Liturgical Music Group, Orchestra, Theater, Visual Arts, Vocal Arts

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramurals, Three-Season Athletic Program

School Notes

  • Founded in 1923; Co-educational, since 1987
  • Child care available 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 - 15
  • Classes per age group: Two and three
  • Student/Staff ratio: 8:1
  • Advanced degrees: 60 percent of faculty
  • Setting: 35-acre suburban campus, just outside Philadelphia
  • Accreditation: Middle States Association
  • Honors: Recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2001 and 2009 by the U.S. Department of Education; Middle States Association Program of Distinction in Service Learning
  • 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

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School Reviews

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Waldron Mercy Academy has a strong academics based program that has helped our children develop socially, emotionally, and academically. We have three children, all with very different personalities, currently enrolled and all of them are thriving. The teachers are supportive and foster a lifelong love of learning. One of the things we love most about WMA is their commitment to service learning. The students have so many opportunities to participate in hands-on outreach programs that touch the lives of those in need. There is also a strong sense of community and many opportunities for involvement. Our children have loved the variety of sports, clubs, and extracurriculars that Waldron offers. We are so happy to have joined Waldron Mercy Academy and know our children are getting a wonderful education while creating lasting relationships with classmates, teachers, and staff.
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