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Special Community Programs

Baum School of Art

Twice during a school year, a select group of students enjoy a nine-week session at the renowned Baum School of Art in Allentown. Students work with an instructor on various art projects throughout each session that involves the utilization of different artistic techniques. Students are able to attend these sessions at the Baum School at no cost thanks to a generous donor who supports Mercy and the arts.



Pre-School and School Age students enjoy the opportunity to visit Parkettes in Allentown on a monthly basis. Instructors with Parkettes, one of the nation’s pre-eminent gymnastics programs, monitor participants who walk on the balance beam, tumble on the floor, jump on the trampoline and more.

Rodale Aquatic Center

Our Pre-School and School Age students go swimming once a month for an hour at Rodale Aquatic Center in Allentown. This fun activity is packed with learning goals such as dressing skills, socializing, game-playing, communicating and, of course, swimming. The pool is accessible with a Hoyer Lift so that every child can enjoy time in the water. Volunteers also join us in encouraging everyone to learn to enjoy the water safely.

Field Trips

Individual classrooms plan field trips throughout the year to help the students enjoy new and meaningful activities throughout the Lehigh Valley.

  • Shows at DeSales University, Allentown Central Catholic, and Good Shepard Elementary

  • Valley Farms and Veggies for Pumpkin Picking

  • Track and Field Day at Muhlenberg College

  • Track and Field Day at Notre Dame High School

  • Past Field Trips Include:

    • Medieval Times​

    • Camden Aquarium

    • Lake Tobias Wildlife Park

    • Lehigh Valley Zoo

    • Sight and Sound 

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