Welcome to Mercy High School
“Mercy women know that an education is more than what we learn in text books. We know that you must not only think with your head but also with your heart.”
— Mercy Student
Mercy High School is a Christ-centered Catholic diocesan college preparatory high school for young women. In the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy and their Foundress, Catherine McAuley, each student is challenged to grow academically, emotionally, socially, aesthetically and spiritually. Each student is encouraged to recognize the abilities and strengths that will enable her to achieve her potential. The Mercy charism inspires students to respect the dignity of others and to provide leadership and service that foster community, understanding and compassion in local and global environments. Mercy is committed to providing a challenging educational experience in a safe and nurturing environment. The school responds to individual needs and provides students with the technological and social skills needed in the 21st Century.
At Mercy High School, young women receive an excellent education - and so much more! Mercy provides opportunities for students to:
- Achieve academic potential
- Exhibit leadership
- Serve others
- Grow spiritually
Mercy is a place where each student can learn and grow in a safe and supportive environment. The faculty and staff foster and maintain an atmosphere where mutual respect is an expectation on the part of both students and adults.
Mercy shares experiences and opportunities for social and cultural activities with Xavier High School (www.xavierhighschool.org), an all-boys high school located nearby. Mercy High School is affiliated with the Sisters of Mercy (www.sistersofmercy.org) and is a member of MESA - Mercy Education System of the Americas (http://mercyedu.org).
The phrase Mercy Women Know By Heart is more than a slogan - it describes what Mercy High School is all about. It speaks to who Mercy Women are, what they learn, and how they know - and to the heart of the Mercy experience. In the words of alumnae of the Class of 2010, this is what Mercy Women Know By Heart:
- “Mercy is a community of women who know who they are and embrace their gifts and talents. They are poised, classy young women who follow in the footsteps of Catherine McAuley. Women of Mercy have goals and they know who they want to be. Guided by their heart and spirit, Mercy women are the leaders of today.”
- “Mercy women know that it's not important whether or not you are the best athlete or first in your class but that you are the best person that you can be.”
- “Mercy girls know that they deserve respect as women and individuals. We know never to let anyone look down on us or treat us in a way that disrespects our God-given dignity. The all-girls environment is the perfect place to learn these important lessons about self-value and self-respect before entering college and the larger world.”
- “We know that Mercy is a second home and that the faculty and staff will always show compassion. We take pride in our education and our faith. We know Mercy will always have a spot in our hearts.”
- “Mercy women know how to be themselves. We learn how to express ourselves and to accept other people for what they truly are. We develop good self-esteem and know how to respect others.”