Life Changing

For over 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.

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    $42 million

    in total merit-based college scholarships awarded to Class of 2021

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    Mercy alumnae

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    $2 million

    in annual tuition assistance

Discover the Mercy Difference

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. Generic cialis

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Ashley '02

“Mercy taught me to be a strong woman, and that if I worked hard to achieve my goals there were no limits to what I could do in life.”

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Allyson '21

“I came out of my shell and was able to be me. There is a definite aura at Mercy… everyone shows respect and is friendly.”

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Heather '87

At Mercy, Heather pushed herself to excel in academics, clubs, and theatrical productions. She interacted with wonderfully forward-thinking teachers who echoed the inspirational beliefs of her parents.

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Claire '07

“Mercy allowed me to try new things and take on leadership opportunities that made such a difference to my self-confidence and self-worth."

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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
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  • Logo - Carnegie Mellon
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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.

Your Journey to Mercy