Mercy High School

Mercy High School Photo #1 - At Mercy High School we recognize the power girls have to effect change. We are proud to educate our young women, who in the spirit of Catherine McAuley and adherence to the Sisters` Critical Concerns, are fearless in taking the lead to create a better world.
  • The mission of Mercy High School, San Francisco, is to educate young women to pursue lives of spiritual and intellectual depth, and take bold action to improve our world.
  • Our college preparatory education not only imparts academic skills and knowledge, but also encourages the development of values that will guide young women throughout their lives.
  • Mercy High School strives to provide a Christian environment where the following values can be nurtured: love of God, self-esteem, intellectual integrity, independent thought, respect for human rights, compassion for others, dedication to teach, courage to act, and respect for the gifts of the Earth.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1952

Student Body

Total Students240 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Mercy High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
Number of AP Courses15 courses
Average SAT score1070
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform, formal, casual, spirit wear)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 9 / Jan. 6
Yearly Tuition Cost$21,320
Tuition NotesTuition assistance available
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorNatalia Girlich
Admissions AssociateAshely Travis


Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryDance,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes

  • A Mercy education is like no other.
  • Mercy High School is an independent Catholic school that empowers and educates young women. Mercy harnesses the all-girls school advantage within a small, diverse, inclusive, urban setting in San Francisco. We offer a four-year college preparatory program that includes Advanced Placement and Honors courses in English, mathematics, science, foreign language, and history.
  • Mercy is dedicated to nurturing highly competent and deeply compassionate women.
  • Our Special Programs: Women in Science and Healthcare, Women in Technology, Women in Performing Arts, and Women in the Arts provide a unique, focused curriculum where students can access guest lectures, internships, and 1:1 mentorship programs with Bay Area professionals.
  • Mercy is a member of the Mercy Education System of the Americas (MESA), sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy.

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