Academic & College Preparatory Programs

“We chose Mercy because we were looking to provide our daughters with a safe and secure learning environment at a school that values and promotes education and academics.” – Mercy Parent

It’s all about learning! Mercy High School offers a strong and diversified academic college preparatory program to challenge students and fortify them for college and beyond. Three academic levels serve a wide range of students’ interests and ability levels: Honors, Advanced College Prep and College Prep. A fourth level, Advanced Placement, is available to juniors and seniors with superior academic ability who may earn college credit for courses in the national advanced placement program.

Mercy also offers students the opportunity to take college level courses while they are still in high school through Wesleyan University, University of Connecticut and Middlesex Community Technical College.

Online courses offered during the summer enable students to fulfill academic requirements or take electives not offered during the school year.

Popular elective courses include Business and Personal Finance, Creative Writing, Drawing and Design, Film-Making, Humanities Seminar, Introduction to Law, Journalism, Psychology, Public Speaking, Publisher/Web Page and Theatre Arts.



 McGrath Institute, Bringing Science and Faith Into Dialogue Video

Featuring Mrs. Meg Malafronte, Theology Department, Mercy High School 


Academic Enrichment Opportunities

In order to broaden their high school academic experience and provide an advantage in preparing them for college, each year Mercy students are selected to participate in such prestigious programs as:

  • United States Presidential Scholars;
  • The Governor’s Scholars;
  • Yale University Discovery to Cure;
  • COLT Poetry Contest;
  • Laurel Girls’ State;
  • Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Program;
  • National Financial Literacy Challenge;
  • Financial Reality Fair;
  • Jostens Freshman Leadership Conference.

Mercy High School is accredited as an academic institution by the State of Connecticut and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). In 2013, Mercy received a full ten-year accreditation from NEASC for the fifth time, and was commended for its growth and accomplishments and for excellence in all aspects of it's academic and college preparatory program.

We're proud to help prepare and educate the young women of New Haven County, Hartford County and Middlesex County, CT.

"I'm writing to you to let you know how helpful my two years in your Honors Physics and AP Physics 2 classes are. Last semester I took Introductory Physics 1 and this semester I am taking Introductory Physics 2. 
All of the topics are completely familiar from your class, and last semester I even finished the class with an A+. Thank you for preparing me and all of my classmates for college."        - Cece G. 

                                                                                        Mercy Class of 2017