In addition to our 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 selected throughout the year to provide students with an experience that is both educational and engaging.
A recent sampling of programs sponsored by our Parent Association included an in-school Extreme Science exposition, a hands on Biomes Marine Science experience, a visit to Stadium Theater for a performance of the Christmas Carol, and a writing workshop with children's book author Anika Denise.
Rainbow of Joy
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. These visits are incorporated into their school day.
Open to grades 3, 4 & 5. Chorus is an elective class incorporated into the school schedule one day per week. Performances may include but is not limited too, a Christmas concert, on ice performance at a Providence Bruins game, 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-bullying 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.
Past Enrichment assemblies have included presentations on the life of Mozart and Martin Luther King, Jr., Forensics, Ancient Egypt, The Earth Dome, demonstrations with live animals and various plays, and a writing workshop with children's book author Anika Denise.