Everyone can spot a Merion Mercy Academy graduate.
She is a young woman who is more than prepared for college, is confident in her unique abilities, and one who makes a difference through her contributions. That's why our students are sought after by the nation's finest colleges and universities. There's no mistaking that Merion Mercy Academy enjoys a reputation as one of the top premiere college preparatory institutions in the Delaware Valley.
Why do MMA students succeed at college and beyond?
As an all-girls school we possess an understanding of how girls learn and provide an environment where girls thrive and grow in mind, body, and spirit.
Our devoted faculty are forward-thinking teachers, mentors, and advisors who know the girls by name (10:1 student/teacher ratio and average class size of 16). Our educators are focused on the process of learning, rather than on just covering content, as well as on "differentiated instruction" which addresses the fact that all students do not learn in the same way.
The academic schedule was developed with the input of students, faculty, and staff and reflects our values of academic excellence, community, and collaboration. In a typical five-day week, students will meet all of their classes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. On Wednesdays and Thursdays students will meet half of their classes each day for extended periods. Classes will rotate on a daily basis so that students meet their classes at different time slots each day. Moreover, in order to better meet the needs of students who are involved in after-school activities and sports, we will run A-Week and B-Week schedules. By alternating A-Week and B-Week schedules, students will not have the same last period class on a given day in a two-week period. For a preview of this schedule, click here.
This schedule also features weekly advisory meetings, two opportunities for co-curricular activities, and WIN time, and is enhanced by a weekly Community time. Learn more about these features here.
Girls from MMA learn how to write effectively, eloquently, and persuasively. This is a rare skill today, and our students are often commended by college professors and industry leaders on their superior writing abilities - an asset in every career.
We teach critical thinking, strategic analysis, and problem-solving skills through our rigorous curriculum that includes STEAM initiatives and 17 AP courses.
Class of 2022 Quick Facts
$24 million in scholarship money
733 letters of acceptance
Acceptances from 172 colleges/universities
Merion Mercy is accredited by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools.
We are also an active member of the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools, Independent School Management, Mercy Education System of the Americas, National Association for College Admission Counseling, National Association of Independent Schools, National Coalition of Girls' Schools, Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling, and Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools.