Mount Mercy Academy, a distinctly Catholic college-preparatory high school, is dedicated to educating young women for academic excellence, compassionate service, Christian leadership, global awareness and life-long learning. Rooted in Catherine McAuley's vision for women and those who are poor, Mount Mercy affirms the uniqueness and dignity of individuals and fosters faith with a commitment to the challenges of building a just society.

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.
"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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