Admissions Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is your student to teacher ratio?

A. Mercy' student to faculty ratio is 10:1. Small class sizes permit a thorough knowledge of each student's unique abilities and achievements, and also mean that each student receives the undivided attention of our faculty.

Q. Why provide an all-girls education? What's the advantage?

At Mount Mercy Academy, every girl is known. Empowered and self-assured, girls gain confidence and poise that last a lifetime. They tackle academic challenges, explore creative outlets, and enjoy countless opportunities to become leaders. They raise their hands high with pride, and reach them out in service to others. It is here that they can truly be themselves and find their stride. They form unbreakable bonds and create memories that are uniquely Mercy. Whether they are athletes, artists, scientists, or all of the above, they will leave these halls as articulate, caring and accomplished young women. Mercy girls can change the world.

Q. What is your college acceptance rate?

A. Each year, 100% of our seniors are accepted at colleges and universities throughout New York and the nation.

Q. How much money do students earn in college scholarships?

A. Together the Class of 2014 won over $10 million in college scholarships, averaging to $145,000 per student.

Q. Where do I purchase uniforms?

A. Uniforms can be purchased from Lands End - click here for more information: http://www.mtmercy.org/school-uniform

Q. Is financial assistance or scholarships available?

A. Financial Aid is available based on the individual family's calculated financial need. In 2014-2015, over $500,000 was awarded in financial aid to eligible families. Mount Mercy Academy works with FACTS Tuition Management to evaluate financial need. All interested students may complete a confidential online application for financial aid.  FACTS will forward their recommendations to the Financial Aid team. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kim kzimmer@mtmercy.org.

Q. How will my child get to school?

A. Public school districts provide transportation to Mount Mercy Academy if your school district is located within 15 miles of our campus. If not, please contact us so we can help you figure out a solution.

If you have any questions that have not been answered on this page, please feel free to contact Jennifer Wade, Director of Admissions at admissions@mtmercy.org.

"Mount Mercy has positively changed my life forever. Through the inviting community, I was able to grow as a woman, as a daughter, as a friend, and as a member of society. Throughout my time here I have gained an education in both academic areas and life in general through the school's ongoing efforts to educate students on gender inequality, racial injustice, and environmental crisis'. Furthermore, Mercy has given me the space to gain confidence that 4 years ago I never would have guessed I would have. Mount Mercy has helped me take that initial step toward becoming the strong woman of color I am today. At Mercy you are more than just a student, you are whoever you wish to be."

Melina Courtney

Class of 2022

"My future, success, and the ability to be an empowered woman in society come from Mount Mercy. My school is a strong foundation for my role in life. From attending Mount Mercy, I can say with confidence, that I will graduate with the mindset that I can accomplish anything. Mercy is my home and my sanctuary to be whoever I want. Mount Mercy has been bringing forth generations of strong intellectual women into the world, and I am more than honored to be one of them. Mercy teaches girls more than academics, but also about the world around us. As a mercy community, we give back to the world because it is our home. From my four years at Mercy, I have been educated on pushing for equality and peace and the understanding that there is no limit to what I can do. I have the confidence to go out in the world and make a difference because being a Mercy girl has given me that opportunity. "

Cassidy Reid

Class of 2022

"Mercy is more than just a school. Mercy is my second home and a shoulder to lean on. Mount Mercy has given me the confidence and resources to pursue my passions and make the world a more inclusive place, propelling me to take strides into male-dominated fields. Mercy blessed me with an environment to grow intellectually and in the community, giving me the foundation to make a tangible impact while making lifelong friendships."

Adrianna Awald

Class of 2022

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