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Mercyhurst Preparatory School

Established: 1926
Blue Ribbon

School Facts

  • Number of Students
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Boarding accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Program Length Available
    Multiple Year, Spring Semester, Fall Semester, Fall Year

School Description

Mercyhurst Preparatory School (MPS) is a Catholic college prep school for grades 9-12 on a beautiful campus. Students at Mercyhurst Prep can choose one of three tracks: College Preparatory Program, Honors Program or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB). All students also have the opportunity to participate in athletic, co-curricular activities and/or social events. Honors or IB students can dual enroll at Mercyhurst University located adjacent to MPS. Additional ESL classes and tutors are available for students who are seeking additional assistance in the program.

The facilities include a new auditorium/theater, a DREAM Lab (design, research, arts, engineering, and math), a newly transformed Library/Research Center, and a dining hall with food prepared by dietary professionals.

Mercyhurst Preparatory School has won eight State Championships and each year dozens of MPS student athletes go on to compete at the collegiate level. MPS also takes the time to nurture each student’s appreciation for arts with the award winning theater, music and almost 50 art courses.

The school has twice been awarded the National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education.

International students live in the dormitory situated on the spectacular 65 acre campus. The dorm offers a student lounge, study rooms, music room, gym, basketball courts and dining hall. The secure and safe campus is conveniently located near three major US cities.

Visit School Site: Mercyhurst Preparatory School
Visit City Site: Erie, Pennsylvania

Awards and Accomplishments Of School

National Blue Ribbon School

Famous Alumni

1) Eric Hicks - professional basketball player, 2) Natasha Khan - magazine editor of Sapna, 3) Eric Sciotto - Broadway actor (performed Annie Get Your Gun, Aida, Sweet Smell of Success, Cry-Baby and Pal Joey), 4) Nick Adams - Broadway drama actor with many awards, 5) Sarah Glover - Presidents of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and social media director of NBC OTS, 5) Pat Genung - Retired Brigadier General, US Army

  • 9, 10, 11 Grades at School
  • 7 acres Campus Size
  • 12% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
Average Class Size
SAT Average
ACT Average
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
Speciality Programs
IB Courses Offered: 30; STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Education; Technology lab with Z-space, 3D printer, drones and virtual reality (VR) computers; Students can participate in a combination of IB, Honor’s or College Prep classes, based on their unique talents.
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross Country Running, Football, Football, Golf, Rowing, Snowboarding, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball
3D Art, Acting, Art - Foundations, Art Appreciation, Art Seminar, Ceramics, Company Dance, Drama, Drawing and Painting, Independent Study in Art, Jewelry Making, Mixed Media, Oil Painting, Painting, Photography, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Stop Animation, Tap, Technical Theater - Design and Production, Theater - Introduction
Choir, Choir - Concert, Chorus, Guitar, Jazz, Jazz Band, Music, Music - Performance, Music History, Music Theory, Orchestra, Orchestra, Piano, Show Choir
French, Italian, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Ballroom Dancing, Ballroom Dancing, Cooking Club, Fitness Club, French Club, Game Development, Literary Arts, Math Club, Model United Nations (Model UN), Music Appreciation, Musical Production, National Art Society, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Speech and Debate, Student Government, Tragic social club, Travel Club, Women in Motion
Accepting Students in Grades
Ages Accepted
ELTiS Required
TOEFL Required
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Rolling Admission, In supplemental form folder

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