More of What Matters: MMA Capital Projects
On January 5, 2024, Merion Mercy Academy proudly announced a $9.1 million commitment from The Howley Foundation. In addition to providing annual scholarships and supporting enrollment management initiatives, the restricted gift will fund the creation of the Howley Center for Applied Biological and Health Sciences, as well as the Howley Academic Center for Excellence.
Simultaneously, Merion Mercy's Board of Trustees has approved installation of an artificial multi-purpose field with the vision of expanding this into a complete sports complex.
This page will provide regular updates to all three projects so please check back regularly.
"The Howley Foundation's remarkable gift for our capital initiatives aligns with Merion Mercy Academy's vision of graduating young women who are prepared to lead, learn, and serve in a constantly evolving world." —Head of School Marianne Grace
Howley Center for Applied Biological and Health Sciences
This state-of-the-art facility will foster a dynamic environment for hands-on experimentation and inquiry-based exploration. Newly constructed and renovated labs will provide our students with access to the latest advancements, inspiring a new generation of confident and capable young women in the sciences.
Howley Academic Center for Excellence
A central hub for personalized instruction, academic support, and a variety of tools and resources, the center aims to empower students with an understanding of their individual strengths and develop the competencies to perform at the highest levels. It will also provide spaces for individual research, collaborative work, and group instruction.
MMA Athletic Complex
Merion Mercy Academy's Board of Trustees has approved installation of an artificial turf multi-purpose field on campus with the vision of expanding this into a complete sports complex. This decision supports the goals of our strategic plan and represents a significant step forward in enhancing our athletic facilities.
- Why does MMA need a new sports complex?
- Will the sports complex include a track?
- What will happen with MMA’s summer sports programs and fall field-based sports?
- What is the anticipated timeline?
- What considerations were given to the playing surface?
- Will there be lights on the new field?
- How much will this project cost?
- How will MMA pay for this project?
- How can I support this project?