In addition to its challenging academic curriculum, Mercymount Country Day provides its students with a broad range of superior enrichment programs. These programs supplement and enhance our students’ experiences in fields such as Music, Art, Theater, Science and History. Grade-appropriate programs are carefully chosen to provide students with an experience that is both educational and engaging. Some recent examples include:
Rainbow of Joy
This is an inter-generational program in which first graders socialize with the elderly. Students are taken to Mt. St. Rita Health Care Centre once per month to visit with the residents, playing cards, board games and reading.
Grades 7 & 8. Students engage in the spiritual and corporal works of Mercy with people throughout the community. Students are “missioned” to various institutions where Sisters of Mercy serve. The ministries include Mt. St. Rita Health Centre, McAuley House, McAuley Village and ReFoCUS. This is incorporated into their school day.
Open to grades 4 & 5. Chorus is an elective class incorporated into the school schedule one day per week. Performances may include a Christmas concert and participation in the Middle School Drama production.
Grades K-8. This 6 week program teaches students about earning, spending, sharing, and saving money. They also learn about businesses that they can start and jobs that they can perform to earn money. The mission of Junior Achievement of Rhode Island is to ensure that every child has a fundamental understanding of the free enterprise system.
In past years, Tina Meier, a well-known national speaker, addressed parents and students in two separate assemblies regarding her personal experience about bullying.
Also, students in Gr. 2 – 8 participated in an anti-bully presentation by TalkWorks, a interactive program that uses classroom-based activities, a theater production and student-teacher brainstorming discussions to address the issue of bullying. As part of the program, students in Grade 3 were provided with specific anti-bully scenarios, given strategies to prevent bullying and sent home with “family homework” to evoke open discussion about bullying. A bullying scene was then acted out before Grades 2- 8 and the scene discussed in detail.