Waldron Mercy Academy

Tel: (610)664-9847
  • Waldron Mercy Academy is a twice-recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the US Department of Education. The program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools that have placed in the top 10 percent on state or national assessments, among other criteria.
  • In 2017, Waldron Mercy Academy received a Program of Distinction in Service Learning from the Middle States Association, a gold standard. This is the first award of its kind to be bestowed on any school.

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

Student Body

Total Students479 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeWaldron Mercy Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesIXL Advanced Learning
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Uniform information can be found on the WMA Web site.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$14,350
Tuition Notes$12,300 - half-day Montessori $14,100 - full-day Montessori, ECC, pre-k and kindergarten $14,350 - grades one through eight
Admissions DirectorJoellen McDonnell, RSM


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


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Big and Little Buddies, Fall/Winter/Spring Clubs, Forensics, Intramurals, Liturgical Music Group, Model U.N., Orchestra, Reading Olympics, Rock Band, Science Olympics, Theater, Three-Season Athletic Program, Toshiba/ExploraVision Competition, Visual Arts, Vocal Arts, Yearbook Forensics, Intramurals, Model U.N., Orchestra, Rock Band, Theater, Visual Arts, Vocal Arts, Yearbook, Big and Little Buddies,
Fall/Winter/Spring Clubs,
Liturgical Music Group,
Reading Olympics,
Science Olympics,
Three-Season Athletic Program,
Toshiba/ExploraVision Competition,

School Notes

  • Founded in 1923; Co-educational, since 1987
  • Child Care, 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 - 16
  • Classes per age group: Two and three
  • Student/Staff ratio: 9:1
  • Advanced degrees: 69 percent of faculty
  • 10+ years of service: 69 percent of faculty
  • Setting: 69-acre suburban campus, just outside Philadelphia
  • Transportation: Bus or van service from 69 school districts, SEPTA bus
  • 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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