"To instruct is an easy matter, but to educate requires ingenuity, energy, and perseverance without end."
- Frances Warde, Sister of Mercy
Waldron Mercy Academy is a member of Mercy Education. Our faculty and staff have the unique opportunity to share and learn from fellow Mercy educators throughout the world. Mercy Education is international, spanning six countries : Argentina, Belize, Honduras, Jamaica, the Phillippines, and the United States.
Mercy education finds its roots with Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, who opened the first House of Mercy on Baggot Street in Dublin, Ireland in 1827. It was opened as a school for poor young girls and shortly thereafter began serving the sick and less fortunate.
THE MERCY CORE VALUES
A JOURNEY OF STUDENT DEVELOPMENT
Our Profile of the Graduate is how students come to manifest and embody our Core Values. It’s the culmination of everything a Mercy Education hopes to achieve. Throughout the student’s journey, this blueprint defines the attributes they’re expected to acquire and the steps they’ll take to gain them.
CORE VALUE : COMPELLED BY MERCY
CORE VALUE : A VOICE FOR DIGNITIY AND RESPECT
Mercy students honor the intrinsic value of the individual and recognize God’s presence in each person. We embrace a global vision and value differences of opinion, and are unafraid to confront hostile or hurtful attitudes. By standing up for those who can’t, we go beyond acceptance to help make sure everyone feels recognized and heard.
CORE VALUE : INSPIRED BY FAITH
CORE VALUE : PRINCIPLED LEADERSHIP
CORE VALUE : EDUCATIONAL COURAGE
THE 5 CRITICAL CONCERNS
Mercy schools educate students on the five Critical Concerns chosen by the Sisters of Mercy. Students address these concerns through prayer, attention to personal, communal and institutional choices; education; advocacy with legislators and other government leaders; and corporate engagement.
Learn more about MESA and Mercy education on the MESA website.