About This School
Mercy High School is a secondary school educating young women in the tradition of Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy. Opened in 1960, Mercy High School continues the long history of Mercy education in Baltimore first established at Mount Saint Agnes in 1867.
Part of a network of over 40 Mercy secondary schools across the country and parts of the world, Mercy Baltimore is committed to educating young women of confidence and competence, with belief in their power to make a difference in the world as women of faith, justice and compassion.
Incoming 9th graders are eligible for the Women in Medicine Program, a unique partnership with Mercy Medical Center that offers opportunities for students to explore careers in medicine and healthcare.
Mercy has its own playing fields, a modern theatre/auditorium, a dance studio, and a state-of-the-art computer lab. Incoming Freshmen are required to have iPads2 which are integrated into their coursework.
Mercy is a place that focuses on the individual development of each student - helping each student to find her voice.
In 2010, Mercy High School had 13 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Maryland average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.