At Mercy High School, intellectually curious, capable and compassionate young women learn and grow in a welcoming and dynamic environment that reflects the values of the Sisters of Mercy. On our beautiful 26-acre campus featuring state-of-the art science labs, fine arts facilities, and playing fields, Mercy students are engaged learners, creative artists, and dedicated athletes who are inspired by our exceptional faculty. Rich traditions, including Mercy Day, Field Day, and the Mercy ring, unite Mercy graduates across the generations, creating a powerful personal network of nearly 8,000 Mercy alumnae in Baltimore and beyond.
Entering freshmen can apply to a variety of programs that respond to their personal interests. The highly selective Women in Medicine in partnership with Mercy Medical Center, the Sister Agnese Neumann Scholars Program in partnership with MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, the nationally recognized Project Lead the Way-Biomedical Science, and Women in Technology, offer an intensive four-year STEM experience.
Four-year programs in Visual Arts, Music, Theater and a two-track Dance Program offer students training at high levels. The award-winning Charm City Players and Hunt Valley Symphony Orchestra, in residence at our Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Auditorium, provide Mercy dancers, singers and musicians unparalleled opportunities to work alongside professional performers.
Mercy`s individual approach to educating young women supports personal growth and achievement. Each student is paired with a faculty Adviser who is her guide academically, socially and spiritually. A four-year seminar program guides students from freshman study skills to the thrill of college acceptance. Service opportunities, liturgies, retreats, and daily prayer help students grow in their relationship with God and others. Traditions, clubs, and sports-including the Mercy-IND Game-offer every Mercy Girl a chance to develop skills necessary for success. Students enjoy a comfortable learning environment which includes new classroom furniture and efficient heating and air conditioning.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 329 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,700
  • Acceptance rate: 71%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 14

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Mercy High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1960

Student Body

Total Students
329 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade
Mercy High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size
22 students
Number of AP Courses
12 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Advanced Calculus, Biology, Calculus, Introduction to Psychology, U.S. History, World Literature
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniforms)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 14
Yearly Tuition Cost
Acceptance Rate
71%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Bonnie Bevans Kottraba '98
Admissions Associate
Bonnie Kottraba

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
1st Gen Club, Anime Club, Art Club, Book Club, Class Officers and Steering Committee, Environmental Awareness Club, Footlighters (theater), Girls' Athletic Association, Honor Board, International club, Lance Staff (School Literary Magazine), Model Diplomats Team, Model Organization of American States, National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, Peer Educators, Pep Squad, Social Justice Society, Student Council, Technology Club/Robotics, The Shield (Newspaper), Writing Workshop

Arts and Music Programs:
Dance Troupe, Mercy Madrigals (choral)

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Sports Program

School Notes

  • 4 Special STEM programs: Women in Medicine in Partnership with Mercy Medical Center, Sister Agnese Neumann Scholars Program in partnership with MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, Women Technology, Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science
  • The Dorothy Williams Bunting Science Center
  • The Marion I. and Henry J. Knott Computer Lab
  • 4-year visual arts, music and theater programs
  • The Sr. Marie Foley College Counseling 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 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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 329 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,700
  • Acceptance rate: 71%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 14

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The average private school tuition in Baltimore, MD is $10,212 for elementary schools and $13,776 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Baltimore, MD is 77% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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