Life Changing

For 90 years, Mercy has prepared young women to achieve the highest level of success — in college, in their careers, and in their communities. Mercy gives young women the confidence to take on the world, and that’s truly Life Changing.

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Transforming Young Women into World Class Leaders

Academics. Sisterhood. Support. These are just a few of the many reasons why Mercy was voted Rochester’s Best Private School by the Rochester Business Journal Reader Rankings Poll in 2018, 2019, and 2020. Earning this top spot year-after-year confirms what we’ve known for 90 years — Mercy’s collaborative, all-girl, compassionate environment transforms young women into confident leaders who are fully capable to play an active role in the world around them.

  • Icon - $40 million

    $40 million

    in total merit-based college scholarships awarded to Class of 2020

  • Icon - 13,000+


    Mercy alumnae

  • Icon - $1.5 million

    $1.5 million

    in annual tuition assistance

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At Mercy, Every Young Woman Has a Story

Mercy Girls possess a moral compass, they are risk-takers, they demonstrate a growth mindset, they are globally-ready, they are resilient problem-solvers, and they are excellent communicators. But it’s not just these shared skills and attributes that bind our students, it is also the sense of sisterhood and support you won’t find in any other school. Learn more about what it’s like to be a Mercy Girl.

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Jalisa '21

The girl who once only saw Mercy through its web site now sits atop its honor roll, is a fierce competitor in sports, and commits her free time to helping others.

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Dorothy '58

Circumstance may have brought them together at Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women in the 1950s, but it was their affinity for each other that maintained their bond of sisterhood for 60 years.

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Peggy '74

Peggy’s family planted the seed of living a compassionate life. Mercy watered it.

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Melanie '19

"Every day is a great day because I am part of this amazing sisterhood. I love being a Mercy Girl!"

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The Life of a Mercy Girl

Bound for Greatness

World-class academics play a key role in preparing each of our students for the next stage in her life. Each year, 99% to 100% of our graduates continue their learning at prestigious colleges and universities. The Class of 2020 earned a total of $40 million in merit-based college scholarships, transforming each Mercy Girl’s experience into a tremendous return-on-investment. Listed below are just some of the colleges and universities attended by the Mercy Class of 2020.

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  • Logo - Georgetown University
  • Logo - John Carroll University
  • Logo - Carnegie Mellon
  • Logo - Syracuse University
  • Logo - Notre Dame
  • Logo - University of Chicago
  • Logo - St. John Fisher
  • Logo - RIT
  • Logo - Geneseo

Experience the Circle of Mercy

To truly understand how life changing Mercy is, schedule a visit. Tour the campus, meet us in person, and talk to our students and staff. From information sessions and tours, there are many ways to learn about the Circle of Mercy.

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