Mercy High School
is a private and independent Catholic
high school for young women sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy
that is located at 1300 East Northern Parkway
. Its mission is to offer students a superior education in an environment rooted in Christian values. The school first opened its doors on September 26, 1960.
"Loyalty, leadership and service" is the school's motto. To that end, in their junior year students complete 50 hours of community service through a program that has been in place since the early 1970s. The idea of hospitality, a tenet of the Sisters of Mercy, is another guiding force at this school; visitors often comment on the warmth and friendliness of students.
Mercy is accredited
by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
and the Association of Independent Maryland Schools and has been named an Exemplary Private School by the United States Department of Education
and the Council for American Private Education. The school is a member of the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS) and the Mercy Secondary Education Association (MSEA), an international affiliation of Mercy-owned schools.
Mercy's colors are red and white. The sports team is called the Magic. A magician and rabbit serve as mascots.
Mercy's longest sports rivalry is with the Institute of Notre Dame
(IND), a Catholic girls' high school sponsored by the School Sisters of Notre Dame
, which is also located in... Read More