The Mercy Ships Academy exists to provide education to the children of our long-term Crew members. The students themselves are regarded as long-term Crew members, serving with their families, and are one of the most important parts of community.
The Academy is a private coeducational school, serving Preschool to Grade 12 students. It provides an exceptional biblically-based education for crew members’ children, inspiring them to truly follow Jesus. Mercy Ships Academy brings glory to God by fully equipping each student with the foundation of knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill God’s purposes in their lives. We will do this by partnering with parents in developing Christian character in their children through teaching values based on a genuine biblical worldview within the structure of a quality academic education; meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of each student.
The Mercy Ships Academy is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Middle States Association of Colleges and School (MSA). The Academy offers an international Christian college preparatory program, starting with Preschool, leading into elementary program from Kindergarten to Grade 5, the Junior High Program includes Grade 6, 7 and 8 and High School is the final four years, with students graduating at the end of Grade 12 with a High School Diploma.
The school has an international faculty representing 5 different countries. There is a full time faculty of 13 teachers as well as 5 part time teachers. All teachers are licensed and certified in their home countries. The Students-Teachers ratio averages one teacher to every 5 students.
The Academy has 9 classrooms and a central multi-purposed library and computer center. Students have access to playgrounds on decks 7 and 8 as well as lap pool for recreation and sports activities. Technology is a priority, and classrooms have been outfitted with interactive touchscreen boards. Wireless internet is provided, and Junior High and High School students are issued a personal Netbook each year. The school has its own computer lab as well as a language and science center.