"Walsingham Academy, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of Merion,
Pennsylvania, in partnership with lay faculty, is a Catholic school committed to providing
an environment where human knowledge is imparted, enlightened and enlivened by faith.
Students, teachers, parents, and administrators share in the purpose of the Walsingham
community and work toward promoting the maximum growth of the individual within a
setting. Walsingham Academy stresses the important role of the family in
sharing responsibility for each student's total education.
Walsingham Academy recognizes the student as the center of its concern. The dignity
and worth of each person teacher,
student, and staff person are reverenced and
respected. In terms of intellectual development, the school is strongly committed to
academic excellence and selfdiscipline.
This emphasis on excellence encourages all
students to reach the highest fulfillment of their potential for learning throughout their
The young person must be prepared to assume responsibilities as a mature individual in a
pluralistic society. Maturity at this depth calls for intellectual, spiritual, and moral
leadership, and involves a gradual shift from dependence to selfdetermination.
Walsingham Academy strives for the continuing education of the whole person as a
member of the family, the Church, the nation, the world community, and the universe.
As the world community becomes increasingly interdependent, the Church specifically
calls its members to become responsible as Christian individuals in today's society.
Walsingham Academy recognizes its mission to educate young people in values of
justice, peace, and service as these values are set forth in the Gospel and further
articulated by the social teachings of the Church. Increased emphasis on global awareness
and social responsibility characterizes the curriculum. Diversity of religious expression is
inherent in the population of the school. Walsingham Academy values and recognizes
those students of other world religions and the rich faith life they bring to the school. A
focus on ecumenism serves to deepen and enrich understanding of different religious
backgrounds. Through interaction with one another, students are encouraged to bear
witness to the common hope held among all believers.
Walsingham Academy offers the students an opportunity to participate in a living,
believing community. Through this community, students are led to appreciate themselves
as individuals and members of God's family. As a viable steward of God's family, the
student is invited to respond to God's love with concern for all people. Walsingham
Academy believes that each student can make a difference in today's fragmented world,
and therefore, challenges its students to assume leadership positions in the ministry of
their respective churches and communities to: "connect the rich to the poor...the
influential to those of no consequence and the powerful to the weak to do the work of
God on earth." (Sisters of Mercy Mission Statement)"
Excerpted from the preschool's website