Pictured is Mr. Fred Kirisits with The Magic Belles at Festival Disney in Florida

At Mount Mercy Academy, the Arts are an essential part of the curriculum, incorporating an opportunity forcreative expression through music, drama, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, computer graphics and design. The St. Catherine Art Gallery is a place where students and Alumnae display their works of art. Mercy hosts many art shows throughout the school year.

Our Music Program boasts an award winning handbell choir, the "Magic Belles" and an enthusiastic and entertaining show choir, "Pure Magic." The Mount Mercy Academy Woman's Vocal Choir enlivens special occasions with the angelic voices of our music students.  

For the artist: Mercy students can study drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, art history, digital photography and media, as well as preparation of their portfolio for college.
For the musicians: Mercy students can study music theory and learn piano. They can participate in the Pure Magic Show Choir, Handbell Choir, Chorus and/or Women's Choir. 


"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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