Mercy High School

1300 E Northern Pkwy
Baltimore, MD 21239-0212
Tel: (410)433-8880
Grades: 9-12 | 309 students
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.
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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
State or regional independent school association
Network for Mercy Education
Mercy Secondary Education Association (MSEA)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1960

Student Body

Total Students 309 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
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
Average Class Size 19 students
Number of AP Courses 10 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
(Summer and Winter Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 3
Yearly Tuition Cost $12,400
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Ms. Faith Erline
Admissions Associate Beth Rich


Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyGolf,
SoftballTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Computer Club, Dance Troupe, Environmental Awareness Club, Footlighters (Drama), Girls' Athletic Association, Health Awareness Club, Lance Staff (School Literary Magazine), McAuley Outreach, Mercy Ensemble Group (Instrumentalists), Mercy Madrigals (choral), Model Organization of American States, National Honor Society, Pep Squad, Student Council, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), The Shield (Newspaper), Writing Workshop Art Club, Computer Club, Dance Troupe, Pep Squad, Environmental Awareness Club,
Footlighters (Drama),
Girls' Athletic Association,
Health Awareness Club,
Lance Staff (School Literary Magazine),
McAuley Outreach,
Mercy Ensemble Group (Instrumentalists),
Mercy Madrigals (choral),
Model Organization of American States,
National Honor Society,
Student Council,
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD),
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 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 Honors Society
  • Fine Arts Programs (visual and performing)
  • Orchestra-in-Residence (Hunt Valley Symphony Orchestra)
  • International Thespian Society
  • Leadership Development Programs (on and off-campus)
  • Community Service Program
  • Spiritual Growth Program
  • Part of the Network for Mercy Education (198 secondard schools worldwide)
  • 26-Acre Wooded Campus
  • Home Athletic Fields

Profile last updated: 07/16/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Woodbourne School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Immanuel Lutheran School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Immanuel Lutheran School (0.5 miles away)
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    Immanuel Lutheran School
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    Grades: PK-6 | 59 students
    0.5 miles
    5701 Loch Raven Boulevard
    Baltimore, MD 21239
  • Baltimore
    Cardinal Shehan School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 391 students
    0.7 miles
    5407 Loch Raven Blvd
    Baltimore, MD 21239
  • Baltimore
    Woodbourne School
    All-boys  | Alternative School
    Grades: 6-12 | 56 students
    0.9 miles
    1301 Woodbourne Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21239
  • Baltimore
    Grades: PK-12 | 136 students
    1 miles
    2000 E Belvedere Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21239
  • Baltimore
    Govans Presbyterian Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool (Presbyterian)
    Grades: NS-K | 48 students
    1.1 miles
    5826 York Road
    Baltimore, MD 21212

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