MIDDLE SCHOOL

"The biggest thing WMA prepared me for in high school was the material they teach. The concepts of eighth grade math were essentially identical to my Honors Algebra I class in freshman year. WMA did a very good job of helping me understand the concepts of the subject so that I could take it to another level in high school."

 

- Connor, Class of 2011

By Middle School, Waldron Mercy Academy students are expanding their minds and their independence. In a K-8 school environment, Middle School students have the opportunity to be the class leaders and grow both in confidence and in service.

Our interdisciplinary approach allows our students to strengthen their knowledge, public speaking, and skills across all subjects, from writing in history and science, to technology in service and religious education.

Service is both ingrained and empowered in our Middle School students, with almost all students actively seeking community involvement.

Parent involvement is encouraged and the Waldron Mercy community is a close-knit one, working side by side on projects. A mutual respect between teachers and students provide open access for students to seek out counsel and also work to develop extracurricular activities that build on skills and interests.

GRADES 5-8

Grade 5


Fifth grade covers both physical and life science. In physical science, students deepen their understanding of both electricity and magnetism. In life science, students deepen their understanding of the evolution of primitive invertebrates to the more sophisticated vertebrates. Students also engage at the primary level in the understanding of animal behavior Finally, fifth grade enters the world of plants as they leave the water to adapt to a more challenging existence on land. All content is supported through technology, engaging classroom activities and scientific method oriented labs. In language arts, students gain an understanding of a variety of different genres through reading and writing. Students make connections between texts, their everyday lives, and the world. They begin to grasp the concept of research as we move more into expository style writing. Students focus religious studies on the seven Sacraments. Social studies examines all aspects of geography. Students apply skills of geography in learning about Canada, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, and South America. In math, students continue the concepts of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing whole numbers, fractions and decimals. Measurement, probability, and geometry are some of the additional concepts that will be covered. Additionally, fifth grade students attend the following specials: art, choir, music, cititzens, gym, and Spanish. VISIT THE 5TH GRADE WEBSITE




Grade 6


Sixth grade covers the world. In science, students deepen their understanding of the dynamic Earth and its impact on inhabitants. Students gain an understanding of a variety of different genres through reading and writing during language arts classes. Students make connections between texts, their everyday lives, and the world. Religion focuses on the link between the Old and New Testament and how they relate to the Covenant. Social studies examines world history, starting from human origins to the rise and fall of civilizations, empires, and ends with the launching of explorers. Students will continue to gain mastery in the concepts of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing whole numbers, fractions and decimals, as well as exploring ratios, rates, percents, proportions, measurement, probability, and geometry. Additionally, sixth grade students attend the following specials: art, choir, music, cititzens, gym, and Spanish. VISIT THE 6TH GRADE WEBSITE




Grade 7


Math allows seventh grade an introduction as well as a mastery in Pre-Algebra. Students conduct many labs, including dissections, as they dive deeper into life sciences. Seventh graders learn United States history from the beginning of our country to the 1880s. Students are given the opportunity to discuss current events, and truly learn about the Constitution. Forensics is introduced to students in class and they are permitted to join the competitive team after school. Seventh grade religion is faithful to the charism, mission and core values of the Sisters of Mercy. Students explore the New Testament with an opportunity to reflect, connect lessons to their life and act for justice. In seventh grade language arts, students read and study a variety of literature, analyzing theme, conflict, language, and character. Students also write literary analysis essays, autobiographical personal narratives, and reflective personal letters in response to literature. Additionally, seventh grade students attend the following specials: art, choir, music, cititzens, gym, and Spanish. They also receive special lessons in test preparation for high school entrance exams. VISIT THE 7TH GRADE WEBSITE




Grade 8


The eighth grade curriculum prepares our students for the rigor of high school while engaging them with content of interest to them, and opportunities to think critically about systems at the root of much of their studies throughout their time at WMA. In eighth grade science, students conduct labs and projects that provide them with hands on opportunities to think critically about the way the world works. Math allows eight grade students an introduction as well as mastery of Algebra in preparation for the high school classroom. Students continue to learn about American history as well as current events. Students also participate in Model United Nations and forensics to grow confident in their own voices and their abilities to collaborate and empathize with others. These skills continue in the language arts classroom, where students study issues of power and identity through their readings and writings. Eighth grade religion continues to be faithful to charism, mission and core values of the Sisters of Mercy. Through primary sources, students explore the history of the Catholic Church with an opportunity to reflect, critically think and act for justice in their lives. Additionally, eighth grade students attend the following specials: art, choir, music, cititzens, gym, and Spanish. They also receive special lessons in Latin and test preparation for high school entrance exams.





HIGH SCHOOLS OUR 8th GRADERS ATTEND:

Merion-Mercy-Academy.png

LaSalle College High School

Academy of Notre Dame de Namur

The Haverford School

Episcopal Academy

Malvern Preparatory School

William Penn Charter School

Friends' Central School

The Agnes Irwin School

Roman Catholic High School

The Shipley School

The Baldwin School

TOGETHER, WE ARE

Waldron Mercy Academy

Waldron Mercy Academy, a Catholic school sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, is a diverse, faith community rooted in the gospel values of mercy and justice. We are a school where the joy of discovery inspires serious study, social responsibility, and strong faith.

MESA_logo_inverted_box copy.png
MiddleStatesAccrediation.png
  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Twitter - White Circle
  • YouTube - White Circle
  • Instagram - White Circle

Contact Us

Address

© Copyright 2023 by Waldron Mercy Academy. All Rights Reserved.