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Address
816 Norristown Road
Lower Gwynedd, PA 19002
Telephone
(215) 646-4916

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$13,120
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
16%
Average Financial Aid
$3,834
From Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary

Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary is a private, Catholic, K-8 academy for boys and girls committed to innovative and 21st Century education integrated with Mercy values. Combining a long tradition of academic excellence with innovative teaching methodology and progressive technology integration, Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary strives to create a caring, child-centered environment. Established in 1861, by the Sisters of Mercy, the school is now sponsored by the Mercy Education System of the Americas (MESA). Students at Gwynedd-Mercy Academy are nurtured and encouraged to reach the highest standards of excellence. Challenging academic curriculum, extensive arts and music programs, team-building athletic program and numerous extended learning opportunities allow our students recognize their gifts and to actualize their potential. Service outreach activities strengthen students’ awareness of their Mercy commitment to share their gifts and resources with those in need.

School Details

Grades
K-8
Students
375
Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
44
Part-Time Teachers
3

Students

Students
375
Gender
  • Female
    57%
  • Male
    43%
Student Diversity
  • White
    79.7%
  • Multiracial
    9.1%
  • African American
    5.3%
  • Asian
    2.9%
  • Hispanic
    2.9%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%
    Living in the Area
    A
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C-
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      C+
    Area Feel
    Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $91,960
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $2,220
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $485,900
    National
    $184,700

    Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary Reviews

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    I believe Gwynedd Mercy Academy Elementary school is the best decision you can make. Our daughter has attended GMA for 9 years (since kindergarten), and she has become a confident, hard-working student who is very prepared to begin her journey as a high school student next year. The lower school offers a nurturing environment with a strong sense of community that provides a strong foundation for the students to achieve personal, social, and academic success. The strongest part of the school is definitely the middle school, which has an amazing group of teachers who create the perfect balance of challenging the students, and engaging in interactive teaching methods to bring out the best in each student. The overwhelming feedback from both high schools and parents of students who've graduated from GMA is that GMA students are consistently succeeding at the high school level due to the strong foundation they've received at GMA.
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    Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary has been an amazing school for my three children. My oldest son is now at La Salle College High School and was completely prepared, both academically and socially, for the challenges of high school. My younger two children are currently in 5th and 8th grade at GMA and are thriving in the warm, positive learning environment. With our talented faculty, they are engaged in a challenging, STEM based curriculum through a variety of hand on activities. There are many enrichment opportunities available to our students with our excellent music, art, sports, and after school programs. Our McAuley Learning Center is staffed with dedicated, trained educators who provide many types of learning support so that all children are given the tools they need to be successful at GMA. Our family is very blessed to be a part of the GMA community and would highly recommend it to any perspective families.
    I have three children currently at GMA, grade 2nd, 6th and 8th. Our family absolutely loves it there. The class sizes are small giving each child the individual care they need. Gwynedd does a great job of preparing the kids for high school, both academically and emotionally. They encourage the students to get involved with extracurricular activities such as clubs, sports and service. The school recently switched to block scheduling which the kids really enjoy. GMA teaches the kids to be independent and respectful. We couldn't have picked a better spot to help raise our kids.