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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Sports
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Mercyhurst Preparatory School is a highly rated, private, boarding, Catholic school located in Erie, PA. It has 521 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. Tuition is $42,000 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 99% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
538 E Grandview Blvd
Erie, PA 16504
Telephone
(814) 824-2313

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$9,525
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)
$42,000
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

Mercyhurst Preparatory School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1190
126 responses
Average ACT
25
47 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 62 responses
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  • Laker Day
    27%
  • Touch of Class Day
    19%
  • School musicals
    13%
  • Dance shows
    11%
  • School athletic events
    10%
  • Prom
    8%
  • Baccalaureate Mass
    6%

Boarding

Students Boarding
22%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
International Boarding Students
22%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
521
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
Poll
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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Mercyhurst Preparatory School Reviews

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Upon entering Mercyhurst Prep my freshman year, I can truly say it has prepared me for all life has to offer beyond high school. My four years here has taught me more than any other facility could’ve, and I feel confident in my future knowing I’m beyond prepared. Being biracial, I would love to see more things done to truly act out their mission as to embracing diversity, and more student involvement with the international student program. The IB program is incredibly academically challenging and an incredible option for those wishing to expand their knowledge even further. Mercyhurst has incredible school spirit, impeccable academics, a beyond welcoming faculty, and courses tweaked to fit each individual in some way. The resources promoted to develop our youth are done so in an encouraging manner and is inspiring to all. Mercyhurst Prep is definitely one of the most beneficial schools I’ve come into contact with and is definitely one I’m thankful for experiencing firsthand.
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Mercyhurst Prep is an excellent high school to attend to prepare you for future studies at a University or College. The faculty an staff are extremely knowledgeable and always available for extra help if needed. The environment is clean and modern with many new updates. The students are friendly and welcoming. Everyone can find their place to fit in at MPS. Four years well spent!
I took challenging courses and had alot of choices.. arts, sciences, music, theatre, math, computer, design, history, english, peer leadership, world religions and ethics! A lot of clubs and varsity sports and classes at local universities with a lot of community and charity work.. pushed me to constantly challenge myself with lots of school spirit and pride..