Individual classrooms plan field trips throughout the year to help the students enjoy new and meaningful activities throughout the Lehigh Valley. From shows at DeSales University and Bethlehem Catholic High School to bowling at Mountainville Lanes. From learning about horses at Equi-librium to riding trains at Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, our trips are as diverse as our students.
School-wide field trips are also part of a typical year. Trips include plays at Bethlehem Catholic and DeSales University as well as a Halloween adventure at the Best Western in Bethlehem. One popular trip is to Notre Dame High School in Easton for a Track & Field Day. Every fall, the Notre Dame Key Club organizes a day of field events that begins with a torch lighting and ends with an awards presentation.
Mercy students age 8 and older also compete in Lehigh County’s Special Olympics each May. The all-day event consists of track and field events as well as an Olympic Village with activities such as face painting, carnival games and giveaways. Each child is a winner at Special Olympics and brings home a ribbon for every event in which he or she participates.
Finally, the Patrick & Rosemary McFadden J.O.Y. Fund also enables the entire student body to go on a major field trip at the end of each school year. The McFadden family created this special fund to honor Rosemary for her many years of volunteering in our school.