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Also known as Merion Station is an unincorporated community in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. One of the towns that make up the storied Philadelphia Main Line, it is contiguous to the City of Philadelphia, and is also bordered by the unincorporated communities of Wynnewood and BalaCynwyd, and the borough of Narberth.

The institution for which Merion is singularly world-renowned is the Barnes Foundation, an important art collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings amassed by drug entrepreneur Albert C. Barnes that since the 1920s has been housed in a granite mansion with gardens on Latches Lane. The Barnes collection has been moved to a newly designed museum building on Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Center City Philadelphia that includes a replication of Barnes’s original gallery in Merion.

In addition to public Merion Elementary, Catholic, all-girls Merion Mercy Academy and its feeder school, Catholic, coeducational Waldron Mercy Academy, are found in Merion, as well as four Hebrew schools: the Solomon Schechter School, Chabad School, Congregation Adath Israel Religious School, and Lower Merion Synagogue Religious School.

Merion Botanical Park is located between Merion Road and the railroad tracks. Before its campus change to Bryn Mawr, Akiba Hebrew Academy was located in Merion. That campus is now home to Kohelet Yeshiva High School, formerly Stern Hebrew High School.

Saint Joseph’s University straddles City Line Avenue. It is remodeling the former Episcopal Academy campus on the Merion side of the Avenue to contain classroom and student activity buildings. The University has bought and renovated Merion Gardens Apartments, at the northwest corner of the East Wynnewood Road/City Avenue intersection, for student housing.

Education and continuing education is a cornerstone to our community. Schools located in Merion Station include:

Kohelet Yeshiva High School

223 N. Highland Avenue
Merion, PA 19066
Grades 9 – 12

Merion Elementary School

549 S. Bowman Avenue
Merion, PA 19066
Grades K – 5

Merion Mercy Academy for girls

511 Montgomery Avenue
Merion, PA 19066
Grades 9 – 12

Waldron Mercy Adademy

513 Montgomery Avenue
Merion, PA 19066
Grades Pre-K – 8

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