Mercyhurst Preparatory School

538 E Grandview Blvd
Erie, PA 16504-0165
     Tel: (814)824-2210
        
   
Grades: 9 - 12 | 619 students
Mercyhurst Preparatory School is a four year co-educational Catholic secondary school founded by the Sisters of Mercy to prepare students from all religious and ethnic backgrounds for a successful, productive, and compassionate life in an ever-changing and interdependent world.
Mercyhurst Prep education is based upon the teachings of Jesus Christ and a modeling of Judeo-Christian values; excellence in academic and co-curricular programs, service to our local and global communities, and the dedication and active support of the students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni of the Mercyhurst community.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Education Association
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Year Founded 1926
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1993, 1998

Student Body

Total Students 619 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Mercyhurst Preparatory School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 51 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 25 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Grey skirt/slacks and white polo shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Mar. 1 / Nov. 8 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $8,500
Tuition Notes This is tuition for the 2015-2016 school year. We have a technology fee of $200, iPad insurance is $65 and a fundraiser of $250.
Acceptance Rate 99%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Marcia DiTullio

Sports

Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Crew, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCheering,
CrewFootball,
GolfSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

School Notes:

MISSION STATEMENT: Mercyhurst Preparatory School is a four year co-educational Catholic secondary school founded by the Sisters of Mercy to prepare students from all religious and ethnic backgrounds for a successful, productive, and compassionate life in an ever-changing and interdependent world. A Mercyhurst Prep education is based upon the teachings of Jesus Christ, the charism of Mercy, and a modeling of Judeo-Christian values. We strive for excellence in academic and co-curricular programs, we promote service to our local and global communities, and we foster the dedication and active support of the students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni of the Mercyhurst community.

THE MERCY CHARISM CORE VALUES: compassionate presence, justice, service, hospitality, and concern for the dignity of all persons.

BELIEF STATEMENTS:

We believe that:
 
  • God is the center of our existence and Christ is our model for truth and compassion.
  • Compassionate presence, justice, service, and concern for the dignity of all persons (the charism of our foundress, Catherine McAuley) are the foundation of our school and of a moral and enlightened society.
  • Positive moral and religious values lived out in ethical conduct and service are fundamental to an interdependent society.
  • All children can succeed in a positive educational environment.
  • Everyone has an obligation to offer his or her gifts in service to others.
  • Education is the responsibility of the entire community.
  • The dignity and worth of each individual must be recognized and valued.
  • The family is the most significant institution in society.
  • Understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity are critical to world peace and global harmony.
  • Lifelong learning is essential to fulfillment of one’s potential in a changing, interdependent world.
  • Individual actions influence the world and its people.
  • Each person must assume stewardship of this planet.
  • Appreciation of the arts enlightens the human mind and spirit.Intellectual honesty is the cornerstone of the academic community.
  • Those who have much are obliged to share their resources with those who have less.
  • The active pursuit of wellness enhances one’s quality of life.

Profile last updated: 04/24/2015

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The nearest high school is Abraxas Learning Center (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Luke School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Luke School (0.5 miles away)
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