"Our name is mercy; our spirit is compassion."
–Foundress Catherine McAuley
What We Believe
“Live Mercy, Seek Justice.” You’ll hear that everywhere here. In our classrooms, down our hallways, during liturgies, at lunch, on our fields and stage. That’s because at MMA we Live Mercy. Through your four years here, you will acquire a sense of purpose about yourself, about your future, and about commitment to others–all informed by the Mercy Core Values. Following the teachings of Jesus, Sisters of Mercy foundress Catherine McAuley recognized the dignity of all people, believed that communities should be full of compassion and hospitality, and proclaimed that no person need be excluded from life-giving opportunities. Mercy means loving kindness in action and it empowers us to Seek Justice; leading change to better our world, standing up for the right thing, and serving those less fortunate.
Merion Mercy Academy, an independent, Catholic, college preparatory school sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, offers a holistic education which encourages academic and personal excellence. Its curriculum stresses mercy spirituality, global awareness, and social responsibility. Within a nurturing community, Merion Mercy Academy educates leaders: young women who live mercy and seek justice.
Our Mercy Values
We live and stand by the following six Mercy Core Values that are put into action every day...
- Educational Excellence
- Spiritual Growth and Development
- Compassion and Service
- Concern for Women and Women’s Issues
- Collaboration with Others
- Global Vision and Responsibility
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 to the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and aid programs, athletic, and other school-administered programs.