The schools within Lower Merion Pennsylvania have a common goal, to cultivate the ability, intellect, and character of each student. Leaving no one student behind in their educational journey, that is the public schools of Lower Merion’s approach to the education of its youth. The Lower Merion School District prides itself on being an enriching student-centered facility. The support of students, teachers, staff, and community make this goal possible and allows the Lower Merion School District schools to maintain its high standard of educational practice.
The Lower Merion School District public education system strives to achieve a balance between academic, career and technical and extracurricular activities. The Lower Merion School District subscribes to the belief that; public education is a responsibility shared by schools, families, and members of the community. This sentiment has helped develop the inspiring learning community that is the Lower Merion School District, a community engaged in continuous growth opportunities. Please take the time to review our list of Lower Merion schools and their various features.
Why choose Waldron Mercy Academy from the many independent, private elementary schools on the Main Line? Because we think your child deserves the advantage of a Waldron Mercy Academy education.
Your child will experience:
Our school continues the mission of Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy. We connect the rich to the poor and the healthy to the sick through community outreach programs. We celebrate academic progress and encourage students to develop the confidence necessary to assume responsible membership and leadership in the global community.
At Waldron Mercy, students address the needs of others through acts of service. They learn to serve not merely out of charity, but from a developing sense of social justice.
Children learn in an atmosphere of openness, trust, hospitality and outreach. This charism of Mercy based upon the Christian values of faith, hope and love is the guiding principle of our school.
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Rosemont School of the Holy Child educates boys and girls in an intellectually challenging and creative program that fosters academic excellence, integrity, and a generous spirit of responsibility. Recognizing the importance of every aspect of a child-mind, heart, body, soul-the program encourages intellectual rigor, artistic striving, athletic achievement, social responsibility, and spiritual growth. Rosemont School of the Holy Child helps children grow into persons capable of making choices which enrich their own lives and contributes to the lives of others. The school combines sound religious training with a strong academic program. Children live, work, and play in a Christian community which encourages them to exercise their freedom and to accept responsibility for their choices. As children grow in wisdom, knowledge and grace, they value themselves and others as children of God and endeavor to live out the principles learned in service.
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Shipley is a diverse community of students, parents, faculty, and administration dedicated to the highest standards of education and personal development. In an average class size of 15, each student is recognized for his or her unique personal and intellectual qualities and encouraged to develop them to the fullest.
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The Baldwin School is a college preparatory, independent day school, Pre-Kindergarten through grade XII, dedicated to a tradition of excellence in education for girls and young women. Each girl is encouraged to develop scholarship, leadership, and citizenship within a supportive community that emphasizes intellectual rigor, ethical integrity, and independence of thought and action. In a trusting atmosphere, active communication and collaboration enhance a shared sense of excitement about teaching and learning. Faculty and staff develop close relationships with students, helping each girl to achieve her potential. A broad liberal arts curriculum is the basis for all scholarly discoveries. Strong offerings in the arts encourage students to develop their individual talents. Through our athletic program, girls learn the value of resilience, fitness, teamwork, and pride. In the classroom, on the playing field, in the studio, and on the stage, each girl has the opportunity to acquire the confidence, leadership, and sense of responsibility she needs to be a thoughtful and constructive contributor to society.
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At Haverford we create a culture that celebrates boys. Haverford recognizes their innate competitiveness, their boundless energy, their need to learn with their hands and by doing, their sense of humor, their sense of justice and fairness, their age-appropriate learning needs, and we teach accordingly. Haverford develops compassion and empathy and teach that such traits are not feminine or masculine but the full expression of being a man. At Haverford, boys play all the roles: they are the artists, the actors, the musicians, the athletes, and, most of all, the keepers of Haverford’s exceptional intellectual reputation. At Haverford, it is okay to like poetry and music and art and, at the same time, compete in the oldest and most demanding secondary school sports league in the country.
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The mission of The Agnes Irwin School is to foster the intellectual and personal growth of girls and young women. The School provides its students with a rigorous academic education and dedicates itself to developing each student’s highest potential in intellect, character and physical well-being. Committed to being a diverse community that fosters self-confidence and respect for others, the School prepares each student to lead and to enrich the world.
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Since its establishment in 1845 by the Religious Society of Friends, Friends’ Central School, a coeducational, college preparatory day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grades, has been guided by Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality. Underlying all facets of School life is the belief that “there is that of God in everyone.” Meeting for Worship is central, providing time for connections among members of the community and between individuals and their spiritual sources. Peaceful resolution of conflicts, seeking truth, and collaborative process are key aspects of a Friends’ Central education.
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William Penn Charter School, established in 1689 by William Penn, is the oldest Quaker School in the world. Penn Charter has combined a rich heritage of Quaker values with academic rigor and excellence. A college-preparatory day school educating boys and girls from kindergarten through 12th grade, the school is located on a 44-acre campus in the East Falls section of Philadelphia. Penn Charter’s philosophy is centered on the Quaker belief that there is “that of God in every person.” Respect for others and appreciation for the unique values of each individual are woven into the very fabric of the institution. We strive to be a richly diverse school community racially, religiously, economically, ethnically and socially. To that end, the school offers a need-based financial aid program.
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The mission of Bryn Mawr College is to provide a rigorous education and to encourage the pursuit of knowledge as preparation for life and work. Bryn Mawr teaches and values critical, creative and independent habits of thought and expression in an undergraduate liberal arts curriculum for women and in coeducational graduate programs in arts and sciences and social work and social research. When Bryn Mawr College opened its doors in 1885, it offered women a more ambitious academic program than any previously available to them in the United States. Other women’s colleges existed, but Bryn Mawr was the first to offer graduate education through the Ph.D.—a signal of its founders’ refusal to accept the limitations imposed on women’s intellectual achievement at other institutions.
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Harcum has a tradition of academic excellence and outstanding career preparation primarily, but not exclusively, for women. That was the case in 1915, when Harcum comprised five students and three pianos, and still is today in our state-of-the-art multimedia classrooms.
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Rosemont College is a community of learners dedicated to excellence and joy in the pursuit of knowledge. Rosemont College is one college with three schools: the Undergraduate College, the School of Graduate Studies, and the School of Professional Studies. In 2001, the Board of Trustees affirmed the purpose of Rosemont College: to offer undergraduate degrees to women and men through the Undergraduate College, and graduate and undergraduate degrees to women and men through the Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies. Located on a 56-acre campus in an attractive, historic suburban community 11 miles west of Philadelphia, Rosemont College offers opportunities and choices for women and men of all ages and backgrounds.
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Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and by the Association of Theological Schools. Comprising one institution under a common administration, it consists of three divisions: College, Religious Studies and Theology.
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