Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School seeks to employ those who will continue to maintain the Christian environment and tradition of academic excellence begun in Philadelphia in 1861. In keeping with the Mercy charism of commitment to social justice, the Academy attempts to provide conditions of employment that will contribute to both the individual development of the employee and corporate growth of the institution.
Gwynedd Mercy Academy supports and is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. It is our policy to provide equal opportunities in any term, condition or privilege of employment to all employees and applicants. No person will be discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age national origin, disability or military status.
Applicants to Gwynedd Mercy Academy are applying to a Mission driven school deeply steeped in the traditions of the Academy and teachings of the Sisters of Mercy.
Rooted in the Catholic faith and charism of Mercy, Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School educates, inspires, and empowers young women to be merciful in spirit, innovative in thought, and courageous in leadership.
Our school is deeply steeped in tradition and interested applicants will be expected to engage and participate in all school traditions including but not limited to: Mercy Day, CK5K, Candlelight, Ring Mass, George Valentine, Baccalaureate Liturgy & Graduation.
Teachings of the Sisters of Mercy
The Sisters of Mercy were founded out of a deep concern for persons who are poor. Today, that commitment is focused in five “critical concerns” Earth, Immigration, nonviolence, racism & women. As a community we address the critical concerns in our curriculum, through prayer; attention to personal, communal and institutional choices; education; advocacy with legislators and other government leaders; and corporate engagement.
We believe in the spirit of Mercy
• Acknowledging God as our core of existence, we model our lives on Jesus Christ.
• Positive moral and Catholic values are fundamental to personal growth, social responsibility and global competency.
• Gwynedd’s foundation is built on the core values of compassion, justice, service, and respect for the dignity of all persons. These values are the charism of Catherine McAuley, the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy.
We believe in the strength of community
• Through ongoing service, the Gwynedd community fosters respect for the dignity of all persons.
• Students become competent, compassionate women in an enriched, balanced environment cultivated by positive role models.
• Faculty, in collaboration with parents, motivate and challenge each young woman to achieve her highest potential.
We believe in the value of education
• Participation in the Mercy Education System of the Americas (MESA) spans six countries and offers a global perspective to our students.
• Gwynedd develops and nurtures the whole person: intellectually, spiritually, morally, physically, emotionally, and socially.
• Educators inspire a fundamental love of life-long learning that requires reflection and action.
We believe in the power of women
• Each student succeeds in a supportive environment that encourages development of her distinct abilities, talents, and interests.
• Gwynedd women are educated, inspired, and empowered by Mercy to effect change for the greater good.
• Through the global network of Mercy sisterhood, Gwynedd Alumnae advance Mercy charism and offer opportunities for mentoring and paths to success in careers for all women.