Diversity Equity and Inclusion

As an all-girls Catholic high school founded on the principles and values of the Sisters of Mercy we commit to upholding the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy. We along with the Sisters of Mercy are committed to:

  • Practice non-violence
  • Deepen our response to racism 
  • Reverence for the Earth
  • Empowerment for women
  • Stand in solidarity with immigrants

The Mount Mercy Community is committed to the following: 

  • We affirm that all persons deserve dignity and are made in the image and likeness of God. 
  • We commit to providing an inclusive community which promotes respect, loving dialogue, equity, understanding, and societal awareness, both locally and globally.
  • We believe that diversity is a gift that reflects the many personal experiences, values, perspectives, talents, and worldviews that arise from differences in culture and circumstance. 
  • We are committed to creating a diverse learning environment where each student may reflect on their own identity, experiences, talents, and abilities so that they can become leaders in their community. 

Mercy is dedicated to providing programs that focus on Diversity Equity and Inclusion initiatives.   Mount Mercy Academy has incorporated a DEI coordinator who is dedicated in the implementation of Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.  Sister Jennifer Wilson works with the Student DEI Leadership team to ensure that Mount Mercy Academy is a welcoming place for all.  Students have committed to participating in different voluntary programs that are aimed at helping students work towards being inclusive, open and welcoming to everyone.  These programs are in conjunction with Buffalo Prep, a non-profit organization that provides access and preparation for talented underrepresented youth to achieve success in college prep high schools and higher education and the Education Collaboration of WNY, a unique consortium that provides its unique partner schools with opportunities for collaboration, a forum for sharing ideas and a structure for advocating the values of private education.    Our passion to carry out the Mission of Catherine McAuley has enabled us to incorporate designated time within our regular schedule to implement activities and discussions that focus on the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy.   



Mount Mercy Academy wants to thank the students, alumna and community for coming forward and sharing their stories.  Please view our letter to the Mount Mercy Academy community for more details and information.  

Letter to Mount Mercy Academy Community


"Mount Mercy has taught me some of the most important things in my life and I am so grateful for that. I know that incorporating the principles of a woman of Mercy has made me the best version of myself. I can only hope that in the future, I will continue to grow and teach others the valuable lessons that I was taught at Mount Mercy. While I have learned so many things here, the greatest thing by far that I have learned is that DNA does not always make a family, love makes a family and that is exactly what I have gained here, a second family."

Mariah Rullan

Class of 2019

College Acceptances

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