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Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School
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Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School

Type: Day
Gender: Girls
1345 Sumneytown Pike
PO Box 902
Gwynedd Valley, PA
19437

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About

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1861, Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School educates, inspires and empowers young women to become innovative, culturally competent change-makers. Gwynedd’s student-centered daily schedule provides time and flexibility for focus, involvement and exploration—advancing a culture of wellness and wellbeing. Recognized programs—STEM, leadership, visual and performing arts, athletics and community service, as well as dedicated specialists for students with learning differences— empower every student to become a courageous leader for life. Proud partner of Angela Duckworth and Character Lab, the International Coalition of Girls Schools and Gardner Carney Leadership Institute, and the only all-girls school in the nation certified in leadership by Lead4Change.Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1861, Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School educates, inspires and empowers young women to become innovative, culturally competent change-makers. Gwynedd’s student-centered daily schedule provides time and flexibility for focus, involvement and exploration—advancing a culture of wellness and wellbeing. Recognized programs—STEM, leadership, visual and performing arts, athletics and community service, as well as dedicated specialists for students with learning differences— empower every student to become a courageous leader for life. Proud partner of Angela Duckworth and Character Lab, the International Coalition of Girls Schools and Gardner Carney Leadership Institute, and the only all-girls school in the nation certified in leadership by Lead4Change.

Awards or Certifications:

College Board's 2021 AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for expanding young women’s access to both AP Computer Science and AP Computer Science Principles

2021 AACA Softball League Champions

The National Wildlife Federation has named Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School's "Monarch Meadow" a Certified Wildlife Habitat through its Garden for Wildlife Movement.

Gwynedd Rowing’s Lightweight 8 placed first in the Lightweight 8 category at the 94th The Stotesbury Cup Regatta.

What is your teaching or educational philosophy?

Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School, founded in 1861, an independent Catholic college preparatory school for young women, is part of a long and rich history of education. While it is a member of a global network of schools, Mercy Education System of the Americas, the school’s roots are steeped in the educational ministry of Catherine McAuley, the founder of the Sisters of Mercy. A visionary leader, Catherine McAuley was keenly aware that education is the key to empowering women to make a difference in the world and affect social change. This belief continues to inspire the core mission of Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School as it nurtures highly competent and deeply compassionate leaders ready to serve the needs of a twenty-first century world.Preparing students for this important role necessitates the promotion of academic excellence in an environment that fosters the development of the whole person; spiritually, intellectually, physically and emotionally. A complex, ever-changing and diverse world requires educational programs at various levels (co-curricular and extra-curricular) which educate, inspire and empower each young woman to think critically, to act with compassion, and to recognize, affirm and respect both her unique abilities and talents as well as the talents and abilities of each and every person.

What is your mission statement?

Rooted in the Catholic faith and charism of Mercy, Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School educates, inspires, and empowers young women to be merciful in spirit, innovative in thought, and courageous in leadership.

Enrollment

425

Keywords:

Leadership Development, Wellness and Wellbeing- of mind, body, and Spirit, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Award-winning Athletics, Externships, Internships, Mentorship and Networking