Academy Blog

Recent Highlights at the Mercy Ships Academy

The school years are busy onboard a Mercy Ship, and our blog is an excellent way to stay up to date with all the recent highlights at the Academy.

Follow along here to read exciting Academy stories and news as they unfold. Feel free to share with family, friends, and supporters back home!

Twin Ships in Madagascar

Twin Ships in Madagascar

In January, 2016, the M/V Logos Hope came into port in Madagascar and moored at the pier next to where the Africa Mercy was stationed amidst much cheering and delight. The two ships looked like twins, as both were commissioned from retired ferries. Here you see the...

No Matter How Small

No Matter How Small

As a teacher, I like having a plan. I like feeling confident and prepared. But on Friday afternoons, when we walk out of our classroom and into the noise, heat, and chaos of deck seven, all of that is thrown out the window. I am no longer certain of the rules, the...

School Retreat in Africa

School Retreat in Africa

Going to school on a ship comes with many great experiences — you get to meet people from all around the world, and do things that not many other people get to do — like helping make drinks in a cafe for doctors and nurses on break, or counting pills for patients....

Two Ships and Two Schools

Two Ships and Two Schools

Today we experienced an exciting first for the Mercy Ships Academy! English Teachers from both ships collaboratively planning for the Junior High and High School English Courses onboard both the Africa Mercy and Global Mercy. For teachers to plan collaboratively is...

uShaka Beach Field Trip

uShaka Beach Field Trip

One time when we were in Durban, we arranged a field trip to uShaka Beach for the 6-12th graders. It is a very long beach waterfront. A couple of teachers went down first and inquired about renting bicycles, then went along the beach walkway to find ideas for a...