A Mount Mercy Academy education, rooted in the Catholic faith and dedicated to cultivating the charism of Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy, empowers young women to influence the world through compassionate service, academic excellence, and diversified leadership.


Belief Statements

  • Reverence for the dignity of each person - We recognize that all of humanity is made in the image and likeness of God and we believe that each person is called to embrace his/her own holiness as a manifestation of the sacredness of human life.
  • Catholic Education - We cherish education rooted in the traditions and teachings of the Catholic Church and focus on the promotion of spiritual, intellectual and physical growth of our students and their families.

  • Excellence - We believe that education at Mount Mercy Academy should be consistent with and reflect the hallmarks of excellence integral to a Mercy education.

  • Integrity - We seek to maintain a nurturing atmosphere, balanced with a moral and spiritual code of conduct that is rooted in Gospel values, challenging the school community to be people of faith, prayer, knowledge, integrity and compassion.
  • Justice - We develop leaders committed to social justice through Christian service to their communities.
  • Empowerment - We seek to empower young women to address the social and cultural milieu of our diverse society within the global community.
  • Family in Partnership - We honor the role of parents/guardians as the primary educators of their children by fostering collaborative efforts with families, administration, faculty, staff, alumnae, the Board of Trustees and the Sisters of Mercy.
"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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