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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A
Mercyhurst Preparatory School is a highly rated, private, boarding, Catholic school located in Erie, PA. It has 506 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. Tuition is $48,000 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 97% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$10,225
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$48,000
Received Financial Aid
60%
Average Financial Aid
$2,000

Mercyhurst Preparatory School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1200
165 responses
Average ACT
26
60 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 75 responses
  • Laker Day
    25%
  • Touch of Class Day
    19%
  • School musicals
    13%
  • Dance shows
    11%
  • School athletic events
    9%
  • Baccalaureate Mass
    8%
  • Prom
    7%

Boarding

Students Boarding
14%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
China, Egypt, Mexico, South Korea, Viet Nam
International Boarding Students
14%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
506
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Poll
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
Poll
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
Poll
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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Mercyhurst Preparatory School Reviews

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Academics are ok. More than several of the teachers are past graduates themselves; some of the teachers are absolutely outstanding, while others are not. Additionally, poor academic performance and misbehavior is at times overlooked, based on some athletic teams or legacy. Although they post a terrific college acceptance rate, no data are published about college retention, and more than several students that move to college are unsuccessful. It appears that a great deal of students go to Mercyhurst University. The school might be viewed as cliquey, with many students maintaining their K - 12 friends with limited acceptance of those that came from outside the parochial system, with overt bullying of outsiders with limited intervention. As with many high schools, substance abuse is present. To me, it seems to be much like many other high schools, just smaller class sizes and smaller population.
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I will forever miss this place :((
The teachers are super nice and helpful. I met great friends throughout the past four years and I can truly say that those friendships are forever lasting ❤️
As an international student, I felt welcomed most of the times here. Although there are always people who treat you differently based on your nationality and your race, i can see that MPS definitely tries their best to make students feel welcomed and happy.
However, if you are a prospective international student, I wouldn’t recommend PIA (Pennsylvania International Academy). MPS is great, but PIA really sucks. I know that there’s a contract between MPS and PIA that demands all international students be living at PIA, but try your best to find somewhere else to live if you really want to attend MPS.
The AC in my room has been broken for ages. I had to wear COATS in my room in the winter. And some staffs were VERY AGGRESSIVE and CONDESCENDING which made me felt uncomfortable.
Mercyhurst Preparatory school is an amazing school. I have met so many friends and there are a lot of opportunities that are given. The teachers are always willing to help when possible, and the classes always give you a challenge. I love this school and would recommend it to anyone!