Value of Mercy in Dollars Makes Sense!

The decision to enroll your child in a private school is not one that a parent takes lightly. However, our resources in terms of faculty, technology and facilities, indicate that Gwynedd-Mercy Academy takes very seriously its commitment to wisely steward our parents' tuition dollars and provide an excellent return on their tuition investment. Seeing the achievements, self-assurance and well-rounded presence of our graduates leaves no doubt that the GMA tuition dollar is an excellent value.

What sets us apart?

  • Twice recognized as an Exemplary High Performing Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon School
  • Longstanding tradition of Mercy education within a Catholic faith community that also benefits from the acceptance and inclusion of those from other faith traditions
  • Small class sizes – an average of 15 students per class
  • Full-time Spanish and French language teachers for grades K-8
  • Gifted and talented education program for grades 4-8
  • STEM classes for grades K-8 in dedicated STEM classroom
  • Private high school Admissions Directors report that our students are the best prepared in their freshman classes
  • Two full-time learning support teachers staffing the McAuley Learning Center
  • Catholic Academy League sports program features 14 teams, after-school practices and paid coaching staff directed by Boys' and Girls' Athletic Directors
  • Full-time Spanish and French language teachers for grades K-8
  • Gifted and Talented education program for grades 4-8
  • Creative Thinking Skills classes for grades K-8
  • Full-time art and music faculty and Fine Arts program including band and strings instruction, piano lessons and chorus
  • Public speaking curriculum for grades 5-8
  • Comprehensive before- and after-school extended day program for students
  • 100% of 8th grade students accepted into the highly competitive college preparatory high schools of their choice - average of 20% of graduates receiving academic and/or fine arts scholarships - over $500,000 in 2017
  • Full-time school counselor works with individual students, as well as small groups, acts as a resource for parents and teachers and conducts grade-wide, age-appropriate workshops
  • Compassionate, experienced, full-time nurse onsite every day.
  • Mercy outreach service projects are available to all students in grade-appropriate activities
  • After-school enrichment club activities for grades K-8 including Engineering for Kids, Art, Chess, Science, Broadcasting and many other options
  • Students' participation in extended learning opportunities are supported and encouraged. Students demonstrate outstanding performance in various local, state, and national competitions, such as Toshiba's Exploravision, spelling bees, forensics, music competitions and National History Day.
  • 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 in the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth Talent Search. We hope this achievement will be a source of pride for you, your staff, students and families. We're very thankful for your participation, of course, but we are also mindful of what this award says about your school. It means your academic program is producing a high number of high-achieving students. It also indicates that you look out for your students' best interests by recommending other resources (like CTY) for them and their families to investigate."
  • "Private schools benefit students by fostering academic excellence and high achievement, educating the whole child within a values-based setting, and preparing youngsters for success in life. If you want a caring, challenging, nurturing, safe and secure environment for your child-a place where he/she can learn and succeed-consider a private school." (Council for Private Education -

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