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Asa Mercer International Middle School

About

Asa Mercer International Middle School

Mercer International Middle School is located in the diverse Beacon Hill community. Our school is home to families from all over the world. We are an international community of learners: opening a door to the world. At Mercer, every student is a reader, writer, mathematician, scientist, and thinker.

  • 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Washington State Achievement Award
  • 2009, 2010, 2011. 2012, 2013, and 2014 School of Distinction

Our Mission

We are an international community of learners: opening a door to the world. At Mercer every student is a reader, writer, mathematician, scientist, and thinker. Our mission is to create and sustain the first high-performing, high poverty middle school in the state of Washington. We believe that all of our students will excel.

Our Vision

We expect that 90% of our 8th grade students will read, write and do math at standard as measured by our Washington State test, formerly MSP. Our theory of action is that the quality of instruction, coupled with the relationship between adults and students, is the key to student performance. We must support classroom instruction with excellent professional development, strong interventions, proactive support systems, and diagnostic assessments that lead to learning.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I report my child’s absence from school?

For any anticipated or unexpected absences, call Ms. Kolner in the Attendance Office at 206-252-8004 as soon as possible.

What opportunities are there to learn foreign languages at Mercer?

6th grade students may enroll in the language exploration courses offered in Spanish and Mandarin.

In 7th grade, students may enroll in a two-year world language program in Spanish or Mandarin.

For students from Beacon Hill International Elementary School who are continuing their language studies, we offer continuing immersion program in the target language.

What kinds of after-school opportunities are available at Mercer?

The Out of School Time (OST) program offers three sessions throughout the year. This program is free; snacks and transportation are provided. Activities are offered daily from 2:30-4:20.

Classes vary from session to session.  Please click here to visit the Community Learning Center page for more information.

Mercer is home to a number of sports teams that practice after school.  Please click here to visit the Athletics page for more information about sports offered this year.

What is the daily bell schedule for regular days and Wednesday early releases?

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