Admissions Process

Our Admissions Process

Thank you for considering Merion Mercy Academy!

We welcome students and families to begin a further exploration of Merion Mercy through our admissions process. Our visit opportunities are designed to allow you to get to know us and to experience the advantages of our holistic, faith-focused approach to education. 

You’ll see our welcoming community, from the dynamic relationship between teachers and students, to the sisterhood among the girls. You’ll hear about our captivating courses, many clubs, sports, and activities, and get to taste the fantastic food in our dining commons! 

These moments also allow us to get to know you, with the application form, entrance exam, school records and teacher recommendations deepening our understanding of each girl’s interests, strengths and unique attributes.

Should you have any questions regarding our admissions process, feel free to contact our Admissions Office at 610-664-6655 ext.166 or Our team is here to help.

Key Dates 2022

Applications open: 8/8

Open House: 10/2

Scholarship and Entrance Exam: 10/15

Make-up exam: 10/22

Application deadline: 10/22 (Accepted on a rolling basis after this date)

Recommendations and transcript deadline: 10/31
(Accepted on a rolling basis after this date)

Acceptances and financial aid delivered: 12/8

Our Admissions Philosophy

We seek to admit young women who possess the motivation, ability, and character that would enable them to succeed in our school community. Merion Mercy girls are compassionate, open hearted, ambitious, and eager to make a difference in the world.

While the results of the entrance exam are a major factor in our decision-making process, they are only a part of the criteria used to determine acceptance. Teacher recommendations, seventh and eighth grade marks, other standardized tests (such as the TerraNova), and the activities and interests of each student are seriously considered.

Our Non-Discrimination Policy

Merion Mercy Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin in the administration of our educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and aid programs, athletics, and other school-administered programs.

Admissions Steps


An Invitation to 7th Graders

Visit Us

We offer Visit Days for 7th graders in the Spring of 2023. Registration will open in January 2023. You are also welcome to request a private tour at any time by emailing

High School Placement Tests

7th Grade Practice Test (HSPT)

Merion Mercy will hold a Practice High School Placement test on Saturday, February 25, 2023. Registration will open in January 2023.

High School Placement Test Prep Boot Camp Open to Girls and Boys entering 8th Grade

This course is designed to reinforce skills and introduce strategies for the High School Placement Test. An HSPT preparation book is included in the price of the class. Although the HSPT camp has concluded for this summer, you may click here to learn more.