Mercy girls are confident, competitive and compassionate. They learn leadership as members of student government, on the athletic field, as club officers and as representatives of their school on or off campus. They learn to reach out to those in need through a strong commitment to community service at the local and international levels. They learn compassion and respect in their daily interactions with their teachers and with one another.
Co-sponsored by the Diocese of Norwich and the Mercy Education System of the Americas, the Mercy experience is composed of a rigorous academic program, taught in a safe and faith-based environment, committed to nurturing the individual’s personal growth. Enrollment in this Catholic school is open to all who qualify, regardless of religion, race or nationality.
Established in 1963, it is with this vision and response to the need to grow that Mercy has continuously improved its facility, curriculum and services, while retaining its identify as a Catholic college preparatory school for young women. During the past fifty years, the school has been renovated and expanded through three successful capital campaigns that brought about improvements to the physical campus and the academic program.
Experienced School Counselors meet with each new student and support each girl’s academic goals throughout her four years at Mercy. There are multiple programs to support interaction with representatives from colleges and universities. Mercy graduates are recognized as well prepared for the challenges of college academics and the transition to campus living. This link directs readers to Mercy’s School Profile that includes a list of institutions that have accepted Mercy students in the past four years.
Mercy High School received initial accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges in 1973, and was reaccredited in 1983,1993, 2003, and 2013. As the Mercy High School community looks to the future it is proud of its rich heritage and traditions and looks forward to continuing to educate young women for years to come.
- 5 Honor Societies
- 82 Elected Leadership Positions
- 40 Clubs and Activities, including Ecology, Math Team, Astronomy, Model UN, Medical Minds, and many others
- 25 Athletic Teams, including 9 State Championships
- 500 Students
- Average Class Size: 20
- $8.2 Million combined total of scholarships and grants earned by the Class of 2017 to attend the colleges of their choice
- 134,986 Community Service Hours Completed in the 2016 – 2017 School Year.
- 51 Connecticut Towns and Foreign Countries Represented
- 19% Students of Color and Diversity
- 78% Catholic Students
- International Thespian Society comprised of students from Mercy High and Xavier High Schools. Xavier, an all-boys Catholic “brother school” to Mercy, is also located in Middletown, CT.
- Performing arts include: Fall Drama and Spring Musical Performances, Theatre Arts Club, Winter and Spring Concerts, and the “Vocal Dimension” Show Choir.
- Award winning TechTigers Robotic Team 3654 is part of FIRST Robotics. High school-aged teams compete head to head on a special playing field with robots they have designed, built, and programmed.
- Mercy has summer and academic year collaborations with the University of Connecticut, Wesleyan University, Yale University, Albertus Magnus College and the Vatican Observatory as well as the Mercy Education System of the Americas and other institutions of higher education.
Each girl who enters Mercy is encouraged to mature and become the best person she is meant to be. Each graduate, each “Woman of Mercy”, is prepared with her unique Mercy experience to make a difference in today’s world.
For International Students interested in Marcy High School, please visit us on our website: http://www.mercyhigh.com/