Mercy High School

Located on a 26-acre campus, Mercy High School provides a rigorous Catholic, college-preparatory education to bright and promising young women from more than 64 zip codes in Pennsylvania and Maryland, grades 9-12.
Mercy prepares young women to lead and to excel in a dynamic global society.
Our highly individualized approach to a college-preparatory program challenges each Mercy Girl to become a young woman of intellect, faith, and service.
Sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, Mercy High School continues a 150-year legacy of Mercy excellence in education in Baltimore.
Rooted in the charism and tradition of Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy High School welcomes young women from diverse backgrounds who together make Mercy an extraordinary learning community. Mercy-sponsored schools share these core values: compassion and service, educational excellence, concern for women and women`s issues, global vision and responsibility, spiritual growth and development, and collaboration.

Upcoming Events and News

  • Mercy High School Partners with the Charm City Players - 07/29/2016 - In addition to having an orchestra-in-residence, Mercy High School has partnered with Charm City Players, a professional family-friendly theater organization. Mercy students may audition for any performance as well as assist with all aspects of theater arts (s...more
  • Parents - Attend a Magic Moment Session! - 07/29/2016 - Prospective parents and families can meet informally with Mercy's president and principal during special information sessions called "Magic Moments." Your the campus, observe classes and get answers to your questions. Magic Moment sessions are scheduled for Oc...more

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Network for Mercy Education
Mercy Secondary Education Association (MSEA)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools (JAIMS)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1960

Student Body

Total Students 311 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade Mercy High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size 19 students
Number of AP Courses 12 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Advanced Calculus, Biology, Calculus, Introduction to Psychology, U.S. History, World Literature,
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 6
Yearly Tuition Cost $14,275
Acceptance Rate
86%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Bonnie Bevans Kottraba '98
Admissions Associate Kathleen Black '11

Sports

Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter Track

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 23 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. 1st Gen Club, Anime Club, Art Club, Campus Ministry, Class Officers and Steering Committee, Dance Troupe, Ensemble Players (Instrumental musicians), Environmental Awareness Club, Footlighters (theater), Girls' Athletic Association, International club, Lance Staff (School Literary Magazine), McAuley Outreach, Mercy Madrigals (choral), Model Organization of American States, National Honor Society, Peer Education, Pep Squad, Social Justice Society, Student Council, Technology Club/Robotics, The Shield (Newspaper), Writing Workshop 1st Gen Club, Anime Club, Art Club, Dance Troupe, Peer Education, Pep Squad, Campus Ministry,
Class Officers and Steering Committee,
Ensemble Players (Instrumental musicians),
Environmental Awareness Club,
Footlighters (theater),
Girls' Athletic Association,
International club,
Lance Staff (School Literary Magazine),
McAuley Outreach,
Mercy Madrigals (choral),
Model Organization of American States,
National Honor Society,
Social Justice Society,
Student Council,
Technology Club/Robotics,
The Shield (Newspaper),
Writing Workshop,

School Notes

  • 3 Special STEM programs: Women in Medicine in Partnership with Mercy Medical Center, Women Technology, Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science
  • The Dorothy Williams Bunting Science Center
  • The Marion I. and Henry J. Knott Computer Lab
  • Technology Club/Robotics
  • The Catherine McAuley Honors Program
  • AP Courses
  • Writing Workshop
  • Model Organization of American States (OAS)
  • 4-Year Seminar Program Focused on College and Career Planning
  • National Honor Society
  • The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Performing Arts Center
  • 4-Year Art Program
  • National Art Honor Society
  • 4-Year Fine Arts Programs (visual and performing)
  • Dance Program
  • Choral Arts Program
  • Instrumental Music Program
  • Professional Orchestra-in-Residence (Hunt Valley Symphony Orchestra)
  • Professional Children's Theater-in-Residence (Charm City Players)
  • Leadership Development Programs (on and off-campus)
  • Community Service Program
  • Spiritual Growth Program
  • Part of the Network for Mercy Education (198 secondary schools worldwide)
  • 26-Acre Wooded Campus
  • Home Athletic Fields
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