We launched our blog, "The Journey" about 15 months ago and since then, hundreds of clicks and thousands of impressions tell us that it has become a valuable resource for parents of teen girls. In fact, we named our blog "The Journey" with the goal of ensuring that parents won’t travel alone as we help them help their daughters to live their best life at Merion Mercy Academy and beyond.
In 2023, we are pleased to share that these were our five most popular posts. If you haven't already, check them out today!
ChatGPT, an AI-assisted writing platform, presents opportunities and challenges for educators. Learn how Merion Mercy teachers are responding to this emerging technology.
Traditions imbue us with a sense of identity and belonging and help us create a shared sense of purpose and values. This is true in families and cultures, and also in schools like Merion Mercy Academy where traditions are among the most memorable and beloved school experiences.
Affinity groups are spaces created for people to connect based on shared identities, ideologies, or interests. The creation of these spaces are important in cultivating community and belonging. At Merion Mercy Academy, affinity groups began in 2021. Today, there are several such affinity groups that provide safe spaces for our students.
Friendships are an integral part of human connection, enriching our lives in countless ways. While we often find comfort in bonding with peers who share our interests and experiences, there is something truly extraordinary about the magic that occurs when generations collide in friendship. Intergenerational friendships, those spanning significant age differences, can be a source of profound joy, wisdom, and growth.
On August 22, 1861, the Sisters of Mercy arrived in Philadelphia led by 26-year-old Patricia Waldron. They carried no worldly possessions; only a dream for Mercy. This is their story.