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Curriculum Highlights

Gwynedd-Mercy Academy provides a quality education through a comprehensive and challenging curriculum that is aligned with Pennsylvania and Archdiocesan standards. Students are actively engaged in learning and continually challenged to apply higher order thinking skills as they compose, create, experiment, and discover.

Backed by educational research and parent and faculty feedback, GMA incorporates an Honors curriculum within our grades 5-8 English/Language Arts (ELA)  and grades 4-8 Math programs to further our efforts in meeting the individualized learning needs of our students. In addition, the Middle School Electives program emphasizes the importance of student choice and student voice. Electives for grades 6-8 are offered in the areas of Humanities, Technology, Fine Arts, Life Skills and those requiring a pre-requisite criteria, such as GATE (Gifted and Talented Enrichment) and GMA Today Broadcast team.

Sample Middle School Elective Options are outlined below.

Grade 6: 

  • Humanities - Fundamentals of Playing Chess and General Game Theory
  • Technology - Podcasting and Digital Recording
  • Fine Arts - World Music Drumming
  • Life Skills - TechStyles

Grade 7: 

  • Humanities - Character Education Through the Sport of Golf
  • Technology - First LEGO League Robotics Team
  • Fine Arts - Ukulele I
  • Life Skills - Art of Woodworking

Grade 8: 

  • Humanities - Film Study
  • Technology - News Reporting/Broadcast/Journalism
  • Fine Arts - Printmaking
  • Life Skills - Culinary STEM

Curriculum Highlights by Subject Area