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Our Mission

A Mount Mercy Academy education, rooted in the Catholic faith and dedicated to cultivating the charism of Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy, empowers young women to influence the world through compassionate service, academic excellence, and diversified leadership.

Core Values

Compelled by Mercy

Mercy students, in the spirit of our founder Catherine McAuley, are steadfastly determined to take Mercy into an interconnected world. Our shared sense of social consciousness is fortified by universal empathy and a conviction that all are worthy of God's mercy. This deep awareness and compassion move us to take principled action and serve the needs of others.

Inspired by Faith

Mercy Students become living models of faith and forceful advocates for Gospel values. Grounded in our Catholic identity in the Mercy tradition, we welcome all faiths and are strengthened and shaped by these relationships. As we pursue a personal relationship with God, we strenuously follow Jesus Christ's example of social justice, love and service.


Educational Courage

Mercy students welcome the challenge of pursuing their full potential in a culture of excellence, critical thinking and curiosity. Their multifaceted journey builds character while it builds essential skills. Our holistic program expects engagement, a thirst for knowledge and personal responsibility, while preparing students to thrive for a lifetime.

Principled Leadership

Mercy students are poised to lead with their unique gifts. Prepared with an ethical and moral compass, we put Mercy values into action and work assertively for what is right. We're equipped to make difficult choices, learn from our mistakes and develop high emotional intelligence. As an international community, we're confident in our ability to make a positive difference and push for systematic change.

A Voice For Dignity and Respect

Mercy students honor the intrinsic value of the individual and recognize God's presence in each person. We embrace a global vision and value differences of opinion, and are unafraid to confront hostile or hurtful attitudes, By standing up for those who can't, we go beyond acceptance to help make sure everyone feels recognized and heard.

"[We should be] as the compass that goes round its circle without stirring from its center. Our center is God, from whom all our actions should spring as from their source."
Catherine McAuley

The Mercy Education
System of the Americas

Mount Mercy Academy is a sponsored ministry of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and is a member of Mercy Education.
This program was established in July 2017. Mercy now belongs to an education system with 49 other Mercy education ministries, including schools in Argentina, Belize, Guam, Honduras, Jamaica, the Philippines and the United States.
The development of the Mercy Education System of the Americas has been a five year process.  The foundation of the entire system is the establishment of relationships between Mercy educators in the seven countries sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy.  These relationships will allow educators to share resources and their best practices as they continue to prepare their students for an accelerated culture and a truly global society.  In addition, the system will ensure that Mercy educators will continue to share Mercy values and a Catholic identity well into the future. 
This opportunity will allow the faculty at Mount Mercy Academy to "more proactively access-and contribute to - the wealth of knowledge, talent and resources that Mercy education has to offer."

Who We Are

Mercy Education unites and serves over 50 elementary and secondary schools in six countries and one territory: Argentina, Belize, Guam, Honduras, Jamaica, Philippies, and the United States. 

What We Do

Mercy Education supports mercy elementary and secondary schools through a variety of programs and resources for school boards, administators, faculty, and staff, and students.

  •  Administative Cohorts

  • Board Formation

  • Curriculum Guides

  • Leadership Development

  • Mercy Education Conference

  • Mercy Learning Online

Our Story

On September 24, 1827, Catherine McAuley opened the House of Mercy on Baggot Street in Dublin, Ireland, including the first "Mercy School" - a classroom dedicated to training young women. In 1831, Catherine and two companions took vows to become the first Sisters of Mercy. beginning a religious order to carry on their important service to those who were poor, sick, and uneducated. 

Sisters of Mercy and their ocmpanions, associates and co-workers continue Catherine McAuley's mission of education. To ensure that mssion into the future, the Sisters of Mercy established Mercy Education in 2017.

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