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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

Established in 1926, Mercyhurst Preparatory School currently offers 30 IB and 23 honors courses along with dual enrollment courses at three different local colleges and universities. The international population is only about 15%, so students get a real American immersion experience.

Mercyhurst’s DREAM (design, research, arts, engineering, and math) technology lab features Z-space virtual reality, a 3D printer, and drones. Other facilities include a new library, a new theater, a dance studio, a dark room, science labs, and athletic facilities.

Mercyhurst’s 23 varsity teams have won eight state championships and have produced several junior Olympic athletes.
Students have nearly 50 art courses to choose from. The school’s outstanding music program consistently sends students to the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All-State ensembles and The National Association for Music Education All-Eastern Conference ensembles.

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

Boarding students are able to stay in the key-fob accessible, off-campus dormitory year round, including all holidays and school breaks. Mercyhurst organizes weekly field trips to destinations such as Carnegie Mellon University, sporting events, and Niagara Falls.


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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, 12 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
French Immersion
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
2D Art and Design, Acting, Art, Art - Independent Study, Art History, Ceramics, Company Dance, Drawing, Jewelry, Mixed Media Design, Painting, Photography, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Stop Animation, Tap, Theater, Theater - Technical Theater
Choir, Choir - Concert, Chorus, Guitar, Jazz, Jazz Band, Music, Music - Performance, Music History, Music Theory, Orchestra, Orchestra, Piano, Show Choir
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Sports, Exercise and Health Science
French, Italian, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Ballroom Dancing, Ballroom Dancing, Cooking Club, Fitness Club, French Club, Game Development, Link Crew, Math Club, Model United Nations (Model UN), Music Appreciation, Musical Production, National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Speech and Debate, Student Government, Theater Club, Travel Club, Women in Motion
Accepting Students in Grades
9, 10, 11
Ages Accepted
ELTiS Minimum
TOEFL Minimum
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Minimum Duolingo: 90; Rolling Admission, In supplemental form folder

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