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Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School

Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School

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

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Emboldened by more than 160 years of tradition and the legacy of trailblazing women through the charism of the Sisters of Mercy, Gwynedd educates, inspires and empowers young women to become innovative, courageous, and culturally competent changemakers. The student-centered academic schedule provides students both focus and flexibility, while the school supports intentional focus on wellness and wellbeing of oneself and of others- mind, body, and spirit. Gwynedd Mercy is a place where students feel at home, and where faculty and peers challenge and support each other’s unique talents and abilities, giving her a sense of purpose and belonging. Students learn as they experience; through ministry and service outreach, to award-winning leadership development training, professional internship, externship, networking, and mentorship opportunities, to dedicated college counselors as well as learning specialists for students with learning differences, to renown performing and visual arts programs, and more than 85 extracurricular clubs, activities, and athletics teams, the possibilities are limitless. Programs are designed to empower every Gwynedd Girl to grow into a strong leader for life. She is the Future.

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.




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