Welcome to Mount Mercy Academy

Welcome to Mount Mercy Academy where girls are transformed into successful young women, ready to pursue the opportunities which life offers. Mount Mercy has served the Western New York area for over 110 years as a distinctly Catholic college-preparatory school in the Mercy tradition. Rooted in gospel values and Catherine McAuley's unique 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. The Network of Mercy Education commends Mount Mercy Academy's outstanding sense of mission and service among the many Mercy schools throughout the country.

We invite you to explore our new website and discover how our students achieve this transformation process through academic excellence, women's leadership, Christian service, global awareness and outreach and a full complement of athletics and extra-curricular activities.

Our extensive science program and partnership with the Catholic Health System provide unique opportunities for hands-on experiences in the fields of health/science, clinical and research professions. Our fine arts program features award-winning music and art programs while our Women's Leadership Academy calls each student to step up to the  challenges of leadership within and outside of school. Each student develops a personal portfolio of leadership experiences in preparation for college and career.

Mercy women enjoy their time at school and continue as dedicated alumnae with lifelong friendships. Mercy alums proudly wear the Mercy ring, designed by the first principal and early graduates. The distinctive Mercy ring can be spotted around the country and even around the world, igniting immediate bonds among those who recognize it.

We are proud of our school with deep roots and a bright future. Our new website offers user-friendly features, inviting students, potential students, parents, alumnae and friends of Mercy to participate in Mercy life in many different ways. Try out the new features and be in touch.


Margaret (Peggy) M. Cronin '78 
President, Mount Mercy Academy

Margaret Staszak '75 
Principal, Mount Mercy Academy

"Mount Mercy has taught me some of the most important things in my life and I am so grateful for that. I know that incorporating the principles of a woman of Mercy has made me the best version of myself. I can only hope that in the future, I will continue to grow and teach others the valuable lessons that I was taught at Mount Mercy. While I have learned so many things here, the greatest thing by far that I have learned is that DNA does not always make a family, love makes a family and that is exactly what I have gained here, a second family."

Mariah Rullan

Class of 2019

College Acceptances

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