GMA at a Glance

School Principal: Mrs. Anne Knapke
Mailing Address: 816 Norristown Road, P.O. Box 241, Spring House, PA 19477-0241
Phone: (215) 646-4916
Fax: (215) 646-7250

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Founding Date: 1861
Governance: GMA is a ministry of the Mid-Atlantic Community of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. Governance is shared with a Board of Trustees.
Level of School: K-8
School Type: Coeducational Independent
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic - Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Enrollment Size: 400

Full-time faculty to student ratio: 9:1


  • Middle States Commission on Elementary Schools
  • National Catholic Educators Association
  • ADVIS - The Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools
  • ASCD - Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • National Middle School Association
  • Mercy Network

Academic Recognition:

Designated as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University named GMA one of the top ten schools in the state, stating, “Gwynedd-Mercy Academy is a 'Top 10 School' for the state of Pennsylvania... "

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    • TueAug29 Concussion Testing for athletes in grades 4-8 - see schedule 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

      Concussion testing for fall sports will be held on Tuesday, August 29th. Please refer to the following schedule below. If you are not able to make this date, please contact Mr. Schwartz or Mrs. Patten to set up an alternative time for your child to be tested. Please note, if your child is under 10, they are unable to take this particular Impact Concussion Test.


      9:00-10:10: 7th and 8th Grades

      10:15-11:25: 6th Grade

      11:30-12:40: 5th Grade

      12:45-2:00: 4th Grade

    • WedAug30 Faculty In-Service Day

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