MERCY EDUCATION SYSTEM OF THE AMERICAS Mercy High School is a part of The Mercy Education System of the Americas (MESA).
The Mercy Education System of the Americas is rooted in the Gospel, through the Catholic faith and the Mercy charism.
Inspired by Catherine McAuley, Mercy Education nurtures highly competent and deeply compassionate leaders ready to serve a vulnerable world.
MERCY HIGH SCHOOL MICHIGAN MISSION STATEMENT Mercy High School, a Catholic college preparatory school immersed in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, educates and inspires young women of diverse backgrounds to lead and serve with compassion.
VISION STATEMENT A Mercy High School education is rooted in the Catholic faith and the charism of the Sisters of Mercy.
Our school welcomes and nurtures diverse young women, following the example of Venerable Catherine McAuley, Founder of the Sisters.
In order to engender life-long discovery, Mercy High School strives to exemplify an innovative learning community with committed educators and engaged students who seek and share knowledge and wisdom.
Our students, graduates, and other members of this Mercy family aspire to live out their relationship with God as they: recognize their own unique gifts and talents, and appreciate those of personal, academic and professional excellence.give voice to and exemplify their ideals.pursue compassionate justice through action.
Our cherished community is sustained and advanced by the active support of all members and friends.
HISTORY & TRADITION The Mercy tradition began in 1945 when the Sisters of Mercy opened Our Lady of Mercy High School at Outer Drive and Southfield Roads in Detroit.
In 1965, Mercy High School moved to a larger facility at the northeast corner of 11 Mile and Middlebelt Roads in Farmington Hills.
Throughout its 76 years as an exemplary high school, over 16,000 students have graduated from Mercy.
The student body is made up of young women from over 60 metropolitan Detroit communities.
This broad, inclusive base provides Mercy with a rich, multi-ethnic constituency from diverse, socioeconomic backgrounds.
The common thread among staff, students and parents is a commitment to academic excellence, cultural diversity and the integration of Mercy Values into daily life.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 639 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,550
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
The Academic Mentoring and Educational Support Program (AMES Program) at Mercy High School is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive academic learning environment for its diverse student body. We believe that all young women can succeed aca
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
639 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Mercy High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
25 students
Number of AP Courses
13 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
American Government and Politics, American History, Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Science Principles, English Literature and Composition, French, Latin, Physics, Spanish, World History
Average ACT score
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Admissions Director
Office of Admissions



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
46 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Animal Rigths, Archery, Art, Black Awareness Society for Education, Business Professionals of America, Coding Club, Cuisine Club, CyberPatriots, Debate Club, FEBClub, Fishbowl Spirit Club, Forensics, French Club and French Honor Society, Genes in Diseases and Symptoms, Girls & Money, GREEN Club, Healthy Habits, HOSA Future Professionals, Human Relations Council, Junior Classical League, Just Peace Club, Lore Yearbook, Mercy Works, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Newsprint, Pastoral Ministry Team, Peace Club, Photography Club, Pretty Brown Girls, Pro-Life Club, Quiz Bowl, Red Cross, Robotics, Science Club and Science Olympiad, Spanish Honor Society, Student Government, Team One Love, Youth Mercy Associates

Arts and Music Programs:
Fall Play and Spring Musical, International Thespian Society, Mercy Mimes, Mercyaires, Spirit Choir, Tri-M Music Honor Society

School Notes

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Profile last updated: 09/22/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 639 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,550
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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