Welcome To Mercy
Mercy Special Learning Center provides personalized education in a supportive, Christian environment for children and
young adults with intellectual /
developmental disabilities.
We strive to educate the whole child in the areas of physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development.
Mercy offers a wide variety of enrichment activities, such as In School Activities, After School Activities, and many seasonal celebrations.
Mercy currently has students enrolled from 14 school districts throughout Lehigh, Northampton and Monroe Counties in Pennsylvania.
If you are seeking an alternative educational program for your child having intellectual / development disabilities, please contact us to schedule an appointment for a tour of our school.
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As part of the celebration of our 60th anniversary beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, Mercy has undergone a transformation for our original classroom wing. The classroom renovation project is expected to go for a couple years altogether in two phases, and the goal is to modernize our school and our classrooms for years to come.

We are looking for donors to join with us in supporting our classroom renovation project. For more infomation, please contact Tom Harper at 610-797-8242 or tharper@mercyspeciallearning.org.


Mercy News & Events:

  • Visit our Newsletter page - or click here - to read our latest Fall 2014/Winter 2015 edition!
  • We are taking orders for new Mercy t-shirts. Send this form into Mercy today!
  • The 2015 Casino Night will be held Saturday, March 7, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in our auditorium. Cost is $30 per person or $50 per couple and includes raffle tickets, Mercy Casino Dollars and all-you-can-eat food and drink. Games include poker, blackjack, roulette, craps and more, including Bingo (which is a separate cash game - $2 per game). Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please contact Tom at 610-797-8242 or tharper@mercyspeciallearning.org.
  • Mercy is selling tickets to The 2015 Lehigh Valley Auto Show at Stabler Arena for either Thursday or Friday of the Show (March 19-20). Tickets are $10, and Mercy receives $5 for each ticket sold; please make checks payable to Mercy. Please call Tom at 610-797-8242 or e-mail tharper@mercyspeciallearning.org for more information.
  • The 25th annual Mercy Gala, held Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, turned out to be our largest fundraisng event ever, with 395 registered attendees and a net of nearly $197,000 for our school! Thanks to all our sponsors, attendees and anyone contributed in some way to our event. A special thanks goes to our event chairs, Paula Krajsa and MaryBeth Straccia, and their incredibly dedicated and talented Gala committee.
  • If you are interested in bringing your child to Mercy during the school year, you are most welcome to take a tour and see if Mercy is right for your child's needs. If you've made Mercy your school of choice, please be sure to complete the following forms as appropriate:

2014-2015 School Age Registration Packet

2014-2015 Pre-K Registration Packet

Allentown School District Health Services Form

  • Our 25th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic was just that - a classic! Visit our Golf page for more details about this year's event, and stay tuned for photos that will be posted on Facebook soon. In the meantime, you can see what The Morning Call spotlighted in the Scene section.

  • Looking for more resources?  we've added a new page to our website for just that! Click here for our new Resources page.


Check the Archives page for information
on past events and news


At Mercy Special Learning Center...

We strive to educate the whole child in the areas of physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development, while respecting the dignity and potential of each person. We welcome this opportunity to acquaint you with the many aspects of our educational program and encourage you to explore how:

  • We can help your child to grow
  • Learn about the many "special" ideals of education that we create to benefit the community
  • Discover how you can help us grow in our efforts to benefit Mercy
  • Join our mailing list!




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Contact Us
Mercy Special Learning Center
830 South Woodward Street
Allentown, PA 18103
(610) 797-8242
(610) 797-9092
Mercy is accredited by the Middle States
Association of Colleges and Schools