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Divine Mercy Academy, the fastest growing school in Anne Arundel County, is in the process of finding a permanent home.  On Tuesday, December 7th State Senator Ed Reilly announced his support for Divine Mercy Academy in the 2022 State of Maryland Bond Bill Initiative Request process.   The annual Bond Bill sponsored by  the Maryland Legislature provides capital funding for local community projects.  A vote on the $500,000 DMA request will be determined in the spring 2022 legislative session by the Anne Arundel County Delegation. 

“We’re grateful and excited for the sponsorship of Senator Reilly.” Said Ali Ghaffari Founder and President of Divine Mercy Academy. “This grant has the potential to help DMA find a permanent home where we can support the growing demand for classical, Catholic education in Anne Arundel County.”    

To show support for the Bond Bill Initiative Divine Mercy Academy is announcing a campaign to match the $500,000 capital request with contributions from the local community.  In past Bond Bill Initiatives the Maryland Legislature has looked favorably on those institutions that provide matching gifts in the amount requested. 

“The future is bright!”  Summarized Ghaffari.  “Showing our support for the Bond Bill currently under consideration will have a big impact on the ways Divine Mercy Academy can serve our community.”

To participate in the campaign for Divine Mercy Academy please visit this link.

Introduction to Divine Mercy Academy

Introduction to DMA

Divine Mercy Academy Welcome Video

Classical liberal arts education is the fullest form of how the Catholic Church understands formation.

This educational model assumes a higher purpose and a deeper meaning to life. It is faith seeking understanding. The goal of a liberal arts education is liberty – freeing the mind so that it can understand God and the world He created in order that we may serve Him better. Rather than subjects being understood as separate, they are all understood as facets of the Human Experience. The result of this method is a love of God, a love of learning, and a love of school. In one word, students are happy!

"The primary purpose of a liberal education, then, is the cultivation of the person’s own intellect and imagination, for the person’s own sake . . . Formal schooling actually commenced as an endeavor to acquaint the rising generation with religious knowledge: with awareness of the transcendent and with moral truths. Its purpose was not to indoctrinate a young person in civics, but rather to teach what it is to be a true human being, living within a moral order. The person has primacy in liberal education." - Russel Kirk

Divine Mercy Academy offers a Classical Liberal Arts Education in the Catholic Tradition to children in Kindergarten through Eighth grade in the Severna Park-Pasadena, Maryland area. We are incredibly proud to provide this time-tested and highly successful curriculum paired with a thoroughly Catholic ethos at an affordable tuition.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to partner with parents in their roles as the primary educators of their children... Read More

Our Vision

Every human heart longs to find answers to the fundamental questions of existence...
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Our Educational Plan

Screen Shot 2019 05 06 At 12.16.47 PmFinally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

- Saint Paul



We are honored to follow the St. Jerome’s Educational plan, which can be read by clicking on the image above.

What others are saying about us...

Listen to Ali's Interview on the Brooke Taylor Show

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Watch Ali Present to Catholic Citizens of Illinois

Lt. Cmdr. Ali Ghaffari, USN | Catholic Citizens Luncheon 9/10/21

Listen to Ali's Interview with Gus Lloyd

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