Fast Facts

Year Founded: 1904

Founded by: Sisters of Mercy

Accreditations & Memberships: Accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges; Member MESA -Mercy Education of the Americas; Member NCEA- National Catholic Education Association; Member CSAANYS - The Catholic School Administrators Association of New York State

Student to teacher ratio: 11:1

College Acceptance: 100% of Mount Mercy's most recent graduates are accepted into college

Class of 2020 earned over $11 million in scholarships and merit-based grants.

This is approximately $218,000 per student

Every student completes at least 100 hours of community service in their 4 years.

87% of students were enrolled in at least 1 college-level course in the 2018-2019 school year.

11 AP scholars designated by the College Board.

AP Courses: Mount Mercy currently offers 10 Advanced Placement courses and has articulation agreements with: Trocaire College, Bryant & Stratton College, Hilbert College, SUNY Albany and Niagara University. Mount Mercy has a Memorandum of Understanding with St. Bonaventure University.

Athletics/ Activities: Over 85% of students participate in after school athletics or activities. Mount Mercy Academy is a member of the Monsignor Martin League; 13 Varsity sports and over 35 clubs and extracurricular activities are offered. 

Tuition Assistance: 76% of our student families receive some sort of financial aid.

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, Mount Mercy Academy 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.)


"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

College Acceptances

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