Mercy High School

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.

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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 And DC Schools (JAIMS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1960

Student Body

Total Students329 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Mercy High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size22 students
Number of AP Courses12 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAdvanced Calculus, Biology, Calculus, Introduction to Psychology, U.S. History, World Literature
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 14
Yearly Tuition Cost$14,700
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorBonnie Bevans Kottraba '98
Admissions AssociateBonnie Kottraba


Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
GolfIndoor Soccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,


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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  • Towson
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    3.5 miles
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    (410) 825-6202
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  • Baltimore
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    (443) 934-3896
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    Grades: 9-12 | 506 students
    8.9 miles
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    Catonsville, MD 21228
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