Health Sciences Academy

  • Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy is a unique learning opportunity housed within Mercy Hospital Springfield for 50 of Springfield Public Schools’ eighth-grade students. Students spend their year at Mercy in specially-designed, state-of-the-art-classroom facilities, using health care as the lens for problem-based learning. Students explore different careers, learn from professionals in the medical field, and implement projects to impact the health of our community.  Their school day starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 2:45 p.m.

    Due to COVID-19, Health Sciences Academy is not available for the 2020-2021 school year.



Important Dates for 2021-2022 Program

    • Jan. 18, 2021 - Application Window Opens
    • Mar. 1, 2021 - Application Window Closes at 4:30 p.m.
    • Mar. 12, 2021 - Family Notification
    • Mar. 26, 2021 - Student Acceptance Deadline


    • Any Springfield Public Schools (SPS) seventh-grade student, or any non-SPS seventh-grade student who lives within the SPS attendance area.
    • Eligible students must have satisfactory attendance and behavior.
    • Selected students will be identified through a lottery system.
    • Families of selected students are responsible for transporting their child to and from school each day. 
    • Applications are accepted during November each year.

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  • Health Sciences Academy @Mercy

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