We are different than every school in the Rochester area


Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women is the only all-girls, college preparatory, faith-based private school in our region. For nearly 100 years, Mercy has been inspiring our students to set bold goals, speak with confidence, and take the lead – all while maintaining academic excellence, compassion, and a commitment to their individual faith. In the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, we provide an exceptional education to our students while helping each student develop her individual character and a strong moral compass. Research shows that graduates from all-girl schools are more confident, satisfied, and accomplished. With a 100% graduation rate, Mercy helps girls develop into global citizens who are prepared for success in college, career, and beyond.

At Mercy, girls benefit from:

  • Nearly 100 years of spiritual and educational excellence
  • Safe, comfortable all-girl environment
  • 100% graduation rate
  • Globally-ready graduates
  • Prestigious and successful alumnae network
  • Spirited sisterhood of solidarity
  • Care for the mind, body, and spirit
  • Supportive advocacy of a caring faculty and staff
  • Foundation of Christian principles of the Sisters of Mercy
  • Passion for success
Letter From the Principal

“When I went to college, research in one of my courses indicated that women are less likely to take leadership positions or speak in class. That wasn’t a problem for me thanks to Mercy. I was never in doubt of my own abilities when I went to college and beyond, and that sense of confidence has let me pursue my goals at full force.”

Claire Mongeau ’07
Founder and CEO
Nairobi, Kenya

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