Life at Mercy High School 

      “Mercy is a place to make friends, a place to make memories,
a place to laugh, and a place to find who you really are.” – Mercy Student


At Mercy High School, serving the Hartford County, New Haven County, and Middlesex County, CT areas, students get involved! With social activities, sports, concerts, clubs, dances and proms, service projects, assemblies, musicals and plays, and class trips and events, there is always something going on at our private high school! Mercy provides endless opportunities for girls to explore their interests, develop their special talents, learn to lead, discover new experiences, give to others and have fun!

Every Mercy student is encouraged to participate in class, school and club activities to enhance her high school experience. There is something for everyone at Mercy. Students are also encouraged to form new clubs to match their particular interests and skills.


Learning to Lead

“Mercy women know how to lead by example for those who follow or those who have lost their way. Being a woman of Mercy is about how you carry yourself and act when no one is looking.” - Mercy Student

Mercy High School prepares women to be leaders - leaders in the classroom, in campus ministry, on the athletic fields, in community service, and in their class, club and school activities. Each summer, members of the new senior class are invited to participate in Go The Mile, an overnight experience designed to prepare them to be the leaders in their school. During Go The Mile, the seniors write the mission statement that will guide them as leaders during the coming school year.

Class of 2021

“Go the Mile 23”, August 20, 2020

Student Leaders’ Mission Statement




We, the Mercy Senior Class of 2021, are a diverse and resilient sisterhood. In an imperfect world, our adversities have shaped us to become a community of women who persevere through trials and tribulations and use our resources and abilities to support each other and aid those less fortunate than us. We implement the Mercy values created by Catherine McAuley that were instilled in us the moment we walked through the Mercy doors to help create and sustain a more just and equitable environment. We are determined to inspire each other and our sisters to become women of reverence and faith. We are a continually evolving society of women who have endured setbacks and use these experiences to grow in our spirituality and leadership.


Student Leadership Organizations

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society recognizes superior scholarship, outstanding service, leadership and character in Mercy juniors and seniors.  The McAuley Chapter of the National Honor Society sponsors service projects for Mercy High School and the community.  Members sponsor the Souper Bowl Food Drive and Red Cross Blood Drive, tutor other students at Mercy and in community centers, and collect gifts for social service agencies at Christmas and Easter. 

Moderator: Ms. Daniela Aparo 


Peer Ministry

Peer Ministry is a year-long experience for seniors designed to build Christian leadership skills and enhance their personal and spiritual awareness. Peer Ministry provides Mercy with a team of spiritual leaders able to minister in the areas of liturgy, prayer, liturgical services, retreats, and in all other areas of spiritual need at Mercy. Peer Ministers are also expected to be of service in their own parishes and outside the Mercy community.

Moderator: Ms. Ann Derbacher, Campus Minister

Student Activities Council

The Mercy High School Student Activities Council promotes school spirit through fun activities such as Spirit Days, Cake Auction, Walkathon, Talent Show, and dances with Xavier High School. They also plan the Father/Daughter Dance and the Mother/Daughter Mass and Brunch. Students enjoy all-school activities and also build their own class spirit through friendly competitions!

Moderators: Ms. Jennifer Barone and Mrs. Jennifer Larson 



Contact Us Today 

If you are looking for an all girls high school serving Hartford County, New Haven County, and Middlesex County, CT, consider enrolling at Mercy High School. Students are encouraged to take part in challenging academics, a variety of student leadership organizations, and a range of events within our vibrant and opportunity-filled environment.


To truly understand how life changing our safe and welcoming private high school is, schedule a visit to tour our campus and meet with us in person.

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