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Mercy High School

1300 East Northern Parkway

Mission :

Mercy High School is a private Catholic secondary school for young women sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Baltimore Regional Community. Its mission is to offer students a superior college preparatory education in an environment rooted in Christian values.

Mercy shares in the teaching mission of the Church, and grounds religious education in the Roman Catholic tradition. Encouraging a reflective and active Christian life, it challenges students to explore and develop their experience of faith through their own growth and decision-making, their participation in liturgy and prayer, their service to those in need, and their responsibility to work for justice in this world. Mercy welcomes students of other faith traditions.

Seeking the development of each student’s full human potential, Mercy emphasizes the values of personal responsibility and cooperation with others, the practice and attitude of careful and critical thinking, and the commitment to excellence.

Aware of the complexity and rapid change of today’s world, Mercy encourages students to confront contemporary issues and events, to examine them critically, and to respond to them from the base of clearly defined values.

Mercy assists students to understand themselves as women at this particular moment in history, and seeks to provide them with the insights and resources to respond to the challenges and opportunities that this offers.

Called Mercy, this high school seeks to serve a diverse group of young women. Rooted in the tradition of Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, it strives to create a spirit of hospitality, to model fairness and justice in interaction with students, and to provide a compassionate presence, especially to persons in need.

Core Values :

In our experience of the Gospel and of the Catholic Christian tradition, we educators, in the Mercy tradition, hold these values in common:

Compassion and Service

Educational Excellence

Concern for Women and Women’s Issues

Global Vision and Responsibility

Spiritual Growth and Development



History :

Mercy High School is a Catholic college preparatory school for young women, grades 9 through 12, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Baltimore. The school was founded in 1960 with a mission to provide a superior education to diverse young women. Committed to excellence, Mercy seeks to develop each person's full potential and to educate students to personal responsibility and cooperation with others.

The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association of Independent Maryland Schools. It holds membership in the Mercy Secondary Education Association, the Association of Independent Maryland Schools, and the National Catholic Educational Association. Mercy has been named an Exemplary Private School by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for American Private Education.

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