Building confidence through endless possibilities
of middle school success
given to every middle schooler
offered beginning in 6th grade
Mercy builds on our nearly 30 years of middle school success, ensuring an individualized, safe learning environment, rich in tradition and rooted in faith. It is here where our students discover their many talents and enhanced self-confidence. During these transformative years, they master the critically important academic foundation required for the rigorous collegiate program to follow.
The middle school academic program is vertically aligned with the high school curriculum, ensuring a smooth transition and setting our students up for 9thgrade success. All middle school students receive a Chromebook, and teachers thoughtfully integrate this technology in to their instruction while also teaching students to be respectful and responsible digital citizens. A reminder for our young student athletes… you will benefit from starting at Mercy in middle school which can help minimize any effects of Section V athletic transfer rules.
We focus on the development of the whole child. This includes cognitive skills, non-cognitive skills, enriching activities, and opportunities for parent involvement. We actively promote “Community Sharing” among the students and ensure they all have time to participate in off-campus community service or events.
Typically, Mercy 6th grade consists of three classes with approximately 18 students per class. Whole group, small group, and partner work is paired with flexible grouping to challenge students in a supportive environment. Our 6th grade teachers collaborate with the Theology, PE, Art, Music, and Foreign Language (Spanish, French, Latin) teachers along with our librarians to ensure growth in all subject areas. In lieu of final exams, each student completes a “Celebration of Learning” which showcases our students’ perspectives and accomplishments.
7th and 8th Grades
Mercy’s middle school program provides students with the study skills and academic foundation that will be needed for success in high school. Teachers have thoughtfully developed curriculum that ensures students remain on the path to college readiness, providing supports along the way. During middle school, our students develop the study skills and academic foundation required to ensure their 9th and 10th grade report cards are reflective of their effort and abilities.