Mount Mercy Academy was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1904 and proudly celebrates the achievements and contributions of more than 12,000 graduates, as it continues its educational mission to the community.

Mercy Day, September 24th, is the Feast Day for Our Lady of Mercy. It is also the anniversary of the establishment and opening of the first house of Mercy in Dublin, Ireland in 1827. On this day, we gather as a community to honor Mother Catherine McAuley and Our Lady of Mercy.


                                     The Mount Mercy Signature Ring                                            

The Mercy Ring, a rite of passage and responsibility, was first worn in 1916. The ring is a reminder of the virtues held dear by Mercy students and Alumnae. The gold band represents loyalty to God, country and school. The seven pearls represent faith, hope, charity, obedience, humility, patience and joy.




  • Mount Mercy Academy is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy.
  • Mount Mercy Academy has been educating young women for over 110 years.
  • Mount Mercy offers over 35 extracurricular clubs and activities to Mount Mercy students.
  • Mercy students represent their school on 13 different varsity sports teams.
  • Mount Mercy Academy offers 10 different Advanced Placement courses.
  • 62% of Mercy seniors were enrolled in Advanced Placement or college courses last year.
  • Mount Mercy Academy has entered into concurrent enrollment and articulation agreements with area colleges.
  • Mercy students complete at least 100 hours of community service in their four years.
  • Mount Mercy offers an accelerated Integrated Algebra program to 8th grade students.
  • Mercy students come from 16 different schools districts throughout Western N.Y.
  • Mercy's graduation requirements exceed the standards set by New York State.
  • Mount Mercy is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of both the Mercy Secondary Education Association and the Network for Mercy Education.


"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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