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 and 2019. 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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    $30 million

    in merit-based college scholarships awarded to Class of 2019

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    13,000+

    Mercy alumnae

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    $1.5 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.

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Peggy '74

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

Learn more about Peggy Growney
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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.

Learn more about Jalisa Egues
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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.

Learn more about Dorothy Pecoraro ’59 and Sister Pat Prinzing
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Chansocphentra '20

At Mercy Pat is surrounded by classmates who share her thirst for knowledge. Who support each other and are motivated to achieve great things.

Learn more about Chansocphentra Salcido
The Life of a Mercy Girl

Bound for Greatness

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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