“I remember leaving my shadow day at Merion and being amazed by the kindness and happiness that I experienced there. It was this special quality, Mercy, that made me pick MMA.”

– Alison


We welcome 8th Grade students (and parents) to begin a further exploration of MMA through our Admissions process. This is an exciting time in your life, as you look forward to beginning the next chapter of your own unique and impressive story! We want this process to go smoothly, so if you have any questions regarding applying to MMA, feel free to contact the Admissions Office at 610-664-6655, ext.166.

As an applicant, we encourage you to visit us ("shadow" a freshman student) with a fall Visit Day, and we require that you take the Entrance and Scholarship Exam (applicants who submit the online application will be registered for the Entrance and Scholarship Exam) on October 28 or November 4. Formal acceptance notices will be sent out in mid-December of 2017.

We welcome 7th graders to visit us this Spring by shadowing a Freshman student on Spring Visit Days. Please call the Admissions office at 610-664-6655, ext. 166 or email admissions@merion-mercy.com to schedule an available visit day.

Prospective parents are encouraged to visit on our Spring Meet Merion Monday morning event on May 8th. Visit classes in-session, ask questions of our Admissions staff, and also hear about and tour our new facilities, to be completed Fall 2017.  

9th Grade Admissions Process

1. Merion Mercy's online application will be available August 15, 2017.  Applicants who submit the online application will be registered for the Entrance and Scholarship Exam.

2.  Submit Merion Mercy's Request for Release of Records Form to your elementary school for a copy of your permanent record form and all standardized test scores.  These records are due to Merion Mercy by November 10, 2017.  First trimester/quarter report cards for eighth grade are due as soon as they are available.

3.  Submit two teacher recommendations using the Teacher Recommendation Form. We prefer that a math and language arts teacher complete the recommendations.  At least one recommendation must be completed by an eighth grade teacher.  Recommendations are due November 10, 2017.

4.  Applicants are encouraged to visit Merion Mercy for the day, between October through mid- December, 2017.  Online registration for visit days will be available August 15, 2017.

5.  Take the Entrance and Scholarship Exam on Saturday, October 28, 2017 (makeup date Saturday, November 4, 2017).

Please note:  The Financial Aid Application is a separate form.  Click here for more information. 

All Are Welcome at Merion Mercy

Merion Mercy Academy welcomes and accepts students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. 

An independent, Catholic, all-girls college preparatory high school for grades 9-12
Merion Mercy Academy
511 Montgomery Avenue Merion Station, PA 19066
P (610) 664-6655
F (610) 664-6322
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