Award Year: 2014

Merion Elementary School

549 South Bowman Avenue
Merion Station, PA, 19066-1418

(610) 645-1470

Ms. Anne L. Heffron, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Lower Merion School District

School Website

Mission

Merion School strives to ensure that all students achieve to their highest level, value themselves and the diversity of others, and are contributing global citizens.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 74%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 15%
  • Two or more races: 5%
  • ELL: 5%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Merion students meet with the principal for their monthly School Family meeting.

Merion students meet with the principal for their monthly School Family meeting.

Merion School is one of six elementary schools in Lower Merion School District. Merion has a K-5 enrollment of 562 students. At Merion, children are provided with numerous opportunities to develop not only their academic and critical-thinking skills, but also their ability to make connections between the knowledge they gain in the classroom to the world around them. There is a school-wide focus on helping children to develop empathy, understanding, cooperation, respect for individual differences while learning to appreciate the perspectives and experiences of others.

Academic programs are supported by a professional and support staff of 24 classroom teachers and additional staff in the areas of special education, gifted support, art, music, library and physical education. Students in grades one through five participate in weekly Spanish instruction with certified world language teachers. Fully-integrated technology and extensive extracurricular opportunities are part of the student experience.

Merion families are key to the school’s continued success. A spirit of collaboration, partnership and enthusiastic engagement define the home-school relationship.

The combination of a diverse, enthusiastic group of children, dedicated staff and supportive parents all help to make Merion a caring and nurturing place to learn. Children are respected as individuals and taught not only to value their own personal strengths, but also to appreciate the talents and differences of others.