Mercy High School

  • 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.
  • 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 72 years as an exemplary high school, over 15,000 students have graduated from Mercy.
  • The student body is made up of young women from over 70 metropolitan Detroit communities.
  • This broad, inclusive base provides Mercy with a rich, multi-ethnic constituency from diverse, socio-economic 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
AdvancED
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1945

Student Body

Total Students738 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 15%
Students by GradeMercy High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size25 students
Number of AP Courses11 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesWorld History, American History, American Government and Politics, English Literature and Composition, Calculus AB, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French, Spanish, Latin
Average ACT score25
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$12,285
Admissions DirectorOffice of Admissions

Sports

Total Sports Offered18 sports
SportsBasketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballBowling,
Cross CountryDance,
DivingEquestrian,
Field HockeyFigure Skating,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseNordic Skiing,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.33 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Book Club, Business Professionals of America, Dead Poets Society, Fashion Club, Forensics, French Club and French Honor Society, Genes in Diseases and Symptoms, GREEN Club, High Schoolers Without Boundaries, Human Relations Council, iWizards, Junior Classical League, Just Peace Club, Lore Yearbook, Mercy Works, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Newsprint, Pastoral Ministry Team, Photography Club, Pro-Life Club, Quiz Bowl, Robotics, Science Club and Science Olympiad, Spanish Honor Society, Student Government

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

School Notes

  • For more information about being a Mercy girl, please visit mhsmi.org/admissions.
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