International students are welcome at Mercy!
Students are encouraged to become active members of the school through athletics, clubs and student council. Currently, there are students from China, Korea, Austria and Greece.
Traditionally, the international student population is approximately 3% to 5% of total Mercy students. Maintaining this percentage, allows each girl an opportunity to fully immerse herself in the Mercy community and easily make American friends.
Our international students receive support from the minute they arrive on campus from members of the administration, teachers, and students. Each girl is matched with a “Big Sister” to help with her transition to Mercy. When she reaches her junior year, she will be ready to be a “Big Sister” to an incoming freshwoman.
All Mercy students work with a School Counselor, who assists with the transition to academic and social life at Mercy, as well as provide comprehensive assistance through the college application process. Please view the School Profile.
Students wishing to transfer to Mercy High School are invited follow the steps outlined below:
1. Create an account and complete the online
Application for Admission. Please include the U.S.
2. Complete the Records Release and Recommendation Form (available for download). Complete the top half of the form and give it to the student's current head of school. He or she will send the records directly to Mercy. Records must be in English.
3. Complete the TOEFL Senior Test and provide the results to Mercy. A minimum test score of 75 is required. Students must be able to speak English.
4. Provide letters of recommendation from English and Mathematics teachers.
5. Provide a copy of student's passport.
6. Contact the Director of Admissions to schedule an interview. Interviews can be held at the
school or by video conference.
Once accepted, Mercy High School will provide I-20 paperwork. Students are responsible for updating their status annually.
Prior to admission on campus, students must receive a physical examination in the United States, including an updated immunization record that meets the Connecticut requirement. TB skin tests must be read by a physician before the student arrives on campus for orientation.
Once accepted, Mercy will provide assistance with home stay arrangements. Mercy personnel work closely with the student's U.S. guardian to support her throughout her high school career.
"The best part of being a Mercy student is knowing that it is a close and warm community. I know that there is always someone to help me." - Heidy, Class of 2018 Co-Valedictorian