Students from preschool to grade 8 experience the joy of learning at Waldron Mercy Academy, a diverse, co-ed Catholic school sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy.
Our integrated service learning curriculum creates well-rounded, independent learners who are ready to make a difference in their community in high school and beyond. We are proud to be a three-time National Blue Ribbon Award recipient, including one in 2020.
Located on the Main Line just over the border of Philadelphia, we are an easy commute for parents who live or work in the city.
We are more than just a school -- we are a family!.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 410 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,605
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Waldron Mercy Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

School History

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
410 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Waldron Mercy Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
16 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
IXL Advanced Learning
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(Uniform information can be found on the WMA Web site.)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$16,650 – grades 1 to 8 $16,500 – full day Montessori and traditional preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten $14,100 – half day Montessori
Admissions Director
Suzanne Gallagher
Admissions Associate
Ashley Robinson



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
15 extracurriculars
Big and Little Buddies

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, Rock Band, Theater, Visual Arts, Vocal Arts

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramurals, Three-Season Athletic Program

School Notes

  • Full-day early childhood class for three-year-olds, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and grades one through eightHalf- and full-day Montessori for students, three to six years
  • Child care available for children from three months to three years
  • Average class size: 16
  • 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, 2009, and 2020 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
  • Founded in 1923; co-educational, since 1987
Profile last updated: 06/29/2021

School Reviews

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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 410 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,605
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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