Student Life

Two Merion Mercy Academy students

Vibrant Student Life

Student life at Merion Mercy involves much more than academics! Our commitment to character-development, community-building, and growth in mind, body, and soul ensures plenty of experiential learning opportunities for your daughter outside the classroom.

Events that Create Lasting Memories

From Mercy Day to Weenie Roast, Mixers, Hops and Prom, our calendar is full of opportunities to socialize, express yourself, and share special moments with family and friends. We also partner with other schools for many events, with students from St. Joe's Prep, Malvern Prep, Devon Prep and LaSalle College High School (to name just a few).

Whether we’re singing together on Carol Night or busting a move at our annual Father/Daughter Dinner Dance, we believe it’s moments like these that keep us all energized, excited and feeling like part of one big family.

Red, Green, Jingle musicians at Merion Mercy Academy
Red, Green and Jingle Day dress up at Merion Mercy Academy
Red, Green and Jingle Day 2023 at Merion Mercy Academy
Carol Night Singing at Merion Mercy Academy
Carol Night at Merion Mercy Academy
Mass at Merion Mercy Academy
Weenie Roast Skit 2023
Weenie Roast at Merion Mercy Academy
Harvest Moon Dance 2023 at Merion Mercy Academy
Harvest Moon Dance at Merion Mercy Academy
Donuts with Dads at Merion Mercy Academy
Big Sister Little Sister event at Merion Mercy Academy
Barbie themed Back to school mixer at Merion Mercy Academy
Back to school mixer at Merion Mercy Academy
Merion Mercy Academy Senior Sisterhood Experience
Merion Mercy Academy Junior Sisterhood Experience at Philadelphia Eagles
Sisterhood Experience Day at Merion Mercy Academy
Welcome to the sisterhood at Merion Mercy Academy
Welcome back to school at Merion Mercy Academy
Seniors Celebrate at Merion Mercy Academy
Welcome to the Class of 2027
Crowd of Merion Mercy students at Pack the Cave event
Five Merion Mercy girls on Mercy Day
Merion Mercy girls
Merion Mercy students played flag football

More Clubs and Activities than other Schools

With more than 70 extracurricular activities to choose from, your student is bound to find something (or several things!) to pique her interest.

In addition to our many sports teams, she may become involved in our spiritual programs, clubs, service activities, and leadership opportunities. We believe that it’s through extracurricular activities, liturgies, field trips, holiday celebrations, traditions, and assemblies, that talents are discovered, friendships are made, and holistic education is achieved.

Spanish-Club
Mock Trial at Merion Mercy Academy
Black Student Union at Merion Mercy Academy
Students for Political Activism at Merion Mercy
ASL club at Merion Mercy Academy
Dance Troupe at Merion Mercy Academy
Women for Life and Love at Merion Mercy
Dungeons and Dragons club at Merion Mercy
Gospel Choir at Merion Mercy Academy
STEAM Club at Merion Mercy Academy
Frenc Club at Merion Mercy  Academy
Coding & Cybersecurity club at Merion Mercy
Stage Crew at Merion Mercy Academy

Support at Every Step

A key element of our sisterhood is that your student never has to go it alone. Our guidance program (encompassing our mentor, advisory and counseling services) ensures that she has support from her first day at school. We consider this an essential part of helping her grow in confidence and realizing her self-worth. 

Learn more about our Support services.

Realizing Her Leadership Potential 

We lay the groundwork for ambitious young women to step into their greatest potential, providing them with endless opportunities to assume leadership positions and build confidence in just about every activity. Our girls are active in nine National Honor societies, and many Student Council initiative programs that better our school and contribute to improved student life at every grade level. 

When she can do anything, that changes everything!

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Kindness in Action

We believe there's an undeniable power in kindness and living the core values of Mercy every day. At Merion Mercy, students are guided to understand that service isn’t just about doing a good deed; it’s about living a values-centered life. Our girls put mercy in action every day, within the school, local and global communities, from Campus Ministry to Mercy Mission Corps. Our graduates do more than make their mark in the world—they change it for the better.

Learn more about Spiritual Life here at MMA.

"This is a place where you will be welcomed, loved, noticed and valued for who you are and what you contribute to our school as a whole."
—Kathryn Wert '23, Havertown, Pa.

Student Life Team

Paul Clementi

Paul Clementi

Director of Student Programs
Missy Dougherty '94

Missy Dougherty '94

Assistant to the Office of Student Life