Mercy Education

Mercy Education

A graduate of Walsingham Academy is a person of dignity, a person of influence, a person of compassionate service, a person of achievement, a person of Mercy.


A Curriculum Grounded in the Tradition and Values of the Sisters of Mercy

Walsingham Academy, as a school founded by the Sisters of Mercy, incorporates the Mercy core values into the everyday academic experience of a college preparatory academy. By doing so, Walsingham prepares students to be successful not only in the academic world, but also to be thoughtful and caring members of society outside of school.

Walsingham Academy focuses not only on the academic preparation, but on educating the whole child; including varied extracurricular activities and grade-level service projects to extend the Mercy values beyond the classroom.

Walsingham Academy is a sponsored ministry of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and is a member of Mercy Education.

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Mercy Core Values

Compelled By Mercy
Mercy students, in the spirit of our founder Catherine McAuley, are steadfastly determined to take Mercy into an interconnected world. Our shared sense of social consciousness is fortified by universal empathy and a conviction that all are worthy of God’s mercy. This deep awareness and compassion move us to take principled action and serve the needs of others.

Educational Courage
Mercy students welcome the challenge of pursuing their full potential in a culture of excellence, critical thinking and curiosity. Their multifaceted journey builds character while it builds essential skills. Our holistic program expects engagement, a thirst for knowledge and personal responsibility, while preparing students to thrive for a lifetime.

Inspired By Faith
Mercy students become living models of faith and forceful advocates for Gospel values. Grounded in our Catholic identity in the Mercy tradition, we welcome all faiths and are strengthened and shaped by these relationships. As we pursue a personal relationship with God, we strenuously follow Jesus Christ’s example of social justice, love and service.

Principled Leadership
Mercy students are poised to lead with their unique gifts. Prepared with an ethical and moral compass, we put Mercy values into action and work assertively for what is right. We’re equipped to make difficult choices, learn from our mistakes and develop high emotional intelligence. As an international community, we’re confident in our ability to make a positive difference and push for systemic change.

A Voice For Dignity 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.


Profile of the Graduate

A Journey of Student Development
This is the culmination of everything a Mercy Education hopes to achieve. This blueprint defines the attributes that support our Core Values and the steps students take to gain them.


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Mercy Critical Concerns

We believe in the need for the sustainability of life, supporting both a lifestyle and legislation that acknowledge everyone's right to water and the need to address climate change.

We work for peace through prayer, education, personal and communal practices of nonviolence, and legislative advocacy to reduce armed conflicts, gun violence, and human rights abuses.

Through our schools, colleges, health-care institutions and spirituality centers, and through our legislative advocacy, we give special attention to women's education, health, and spirituality.

We believe racism is an evil affecting us all. We work to recognize and dismantle institutional racism in order to become an anti-racist multicultural community.

Believing firmly in the dignity of every person, we work for just and humane immigration laws in the U.S., address policies that push people to flee their countries, and examine the global impact of immigration.