International Students

"Thanks to the wide variety of courses and activites Mercy has to offer, I was able to discover my passion for technology. I was welcomed warmly to the Mercy community"    -Doris, Class of 2019 Valedictorian


Traditionally, the international student population is approximately 3% to 5% of the student body. Maintaining this percentage allows each girl an opportunity to fully immerse herself in the Mercy community and easily make friends. Mercy has recently hosted students from China, Italy, Greece, Austria. 

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.

International tudents are encouraged to become active members of the school through athletics, clubs and student council. 

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.
     guardian information. 

2.  Complete the Records Release 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 Admissionto 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.










Mercy High School partners with the following accredited international student exchange organization.