Live Mercy, Seek Justice
Merion Mercy Academy is an all-girls independent Catholic college preparatory school for grades 9-12, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. Our personalized, holistic education is tailored to each student’s learning while furthering her emotional, creative and physical growth. We pride ourselves on our nurturing environment - our Merion Mercy sisterhood sits in high renown - and place our focus on educating the leaders of tomorrow.
Our foundress, Catherine McAuley, was a visionary who empowered those around her to do their part in making the world a better place. For more than 135 years, we’ve honored Catherine’s legacy through a faith-focused curriculum that stresses Mercy spirituality, global awareness, and social responsibility. We invite every student to step into her true potential, empowering her to live with an open heart, mind and spirit, and to always lead by example.
We are located in Merion Station, Pennsylvania ( just outside Philadelphia) and are proud to receive students from throughout the Delaware Valley and as far away as Ukraine, China and Brazil.
"Our name is mercy; our spirit is compassion." – Foundress Catherine McAuley
Merion Mercy Academy, an independent Catholic, college preparatory school sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, empowers young women to lead, learn, and serve through an education grounded in spiritual development and academic and personal excellence.
Our Mercy Values
● Compelled by Mercy
● Educational Courage
● Inspired by Faith
● Principled Leadership
● A Voice for Dignity and Respect
Merion Mercy Academy admits young women regardless of race, color, creed, ethnic, or national origin, who possess the motivation, ability, and character which would enable them to succeed in our school community.
Our Promise to Students
Come as you are, leave as you were meant to be.
We appreciate that no two students are the same. Our flexible schedule, wide range of clubs and extracurricular activities, and strong focus on health and wellness ensure that each girl has support, opportunities and room to grow.
We equip our students to navigate the finer points of work and life with finesse. To each valued student at Merion Mercy, we promise to guide you to:
Achieve educational excellence, through challenging academics and transformational learning
Think more deeply (or critically) than you ever have before
Enrich your spiritual growth and development, and live your faith
Foster compassion for and service to others, and lead with confidence
Stand together with your sisters, and leave no girl behind
Collaborate with others, and enjoy a nurturing culture of support while forging your own path
Hold a global vision and sense of responsibility, and discover the world and your place in it
"The Mercy spirit has taught me incredible resilience and a strong work ethic, and it has prepared me well for the future. Truly, the Mercy spirit has been woven into every aspect of my experience.”
–Olivia Tingley-Kelley '22, Ardmore, Pa.