Year Founded: 1904
Founded by: Sisters of Mercy
Affiliation: Mount Mercy Academy is a Catholic college preparatory school for young women in grades 9-12. Students from all faiths are welcome to attend.
Student to Teacher Ratio: 10:1
College Attendance: 100% of MMA's most recent graduates attend college and received $10.4 million in scholarships and merit-based grants.
Admission: Admission to Mount Mercy Academy is open to young women who are seeking a challenging college preparatory program. Students must also achieve a satisfactory score on the school's entrance exam, which is usually taken in November of their 8th grade year but can be taken at any point in time after the initial exam is administered.
Diversity Policy: Mount Mercy Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs or athletic and other school-administered programs and activities.
Location: Nestled in a residential area of South Buffalo, MMA is attached to Mercy Center, the home of the Sisters of Mercy in Buffalo and directly next to Mercy Hospital, part of the Catholic Health System.
Students: The student body consists of students from Erie, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.
School Year: The academic year includes two semesters. Each semester is divided into two quarters. School begins the first week of September and concludes in June. (See School Calendar for exact dates.)
Athletics/Activities: Over 85% of students participate in after school athletics or activities. MMA is a member of the Monsignor Martin League; 13 Varsity sports and over 30 clubs and extracurricular activities are offered.
AP Courses: MMA currently offers 11 Advanced Placement courses and has articulation agreements with: Trocaire College, Bryant & Stratton College, Erie Community College, Hilbert College and Niagara University
Tuition Assistance: 70% of our student families receive some sort of financial aid.