USA Pennsylvania, USA
  • Boarding accommodation
  • $ $ $ $ $
  • Boarding

Mercyhurst Preparatory School

Established: 1926
IB
STEM
Blue Ribbon

School Facts

  • Number of Students
    500
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Boarding accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Catholic
  • 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.

FACILITIES
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.

SPORTS AND ARTS
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.

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

DORMITORIES AND STUDENT LIFE
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.

                  


Educatius PDF: Mercyhurst Preparatory School Profile PDF
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, 12 Grades at School
  • 7 acres Campus Size
  • 12% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?
No
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
1:12
Average Class Size
23
SAT Average
1165
ACT Average
22.5
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
Yes
French Immersion
No
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.
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross Country Running, Football, Football, Golf, Rowing, Snowboarding, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball
Arts
3D 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
Music
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
Languages
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
14-17
ELTiS Minimum
212
TOEFL Minimum
65
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Rolling Admission, In supplemental form folder

Blogs and News!


Similar Schools (3)

Phelps Pennsylvania USA Boys Thumbnail 2019
S

The Phelps School

USA Pennsylvania, USA

Located less than an hour from historic Philadelphia, The Phelps School’s small student body ensures intimate class sizes and a low teacher to student ratio of only 1:4. Phelps offers a variety of learning opportunities including health/fitness classes, earth/space sciences and a new exciting class in Python programming! FACILITIES The campus’ academic and administrative buildings are located a short walk from the dormitories, while athletes have access to facilities such as a new athletic center, soccer and lacrosse fields, all-weather tennis courts, a running track, a basketball court, a fitness room, a wrestling ring, a weight room, volleyball courts, and a roller hockey rink. SPORTS AND ARTS The 2015 Phelps School basketball team won the PAISSA state championship. The school’s new athletic center features a 500-seat competition gymnasium. Students interested in the arts can take courses such as ceramics and studio art. DORMITORIES AND STUDENT LIFE Boarding students at Phelps sta

Read More
  • Boarding
Erie F Academy Pennsylvania USA Indoor Thumbnail 2019
S

Erie First Christian Academy

USA Pennsylvania, USA

Erie First Christian Academy is located on the southeastern shores of Lake Erie, one of North America’s five Great Lakes. Students can choose from 15 dual enrollment courses, taken at Gannon University and Pennsylvania State University. FACILITIES The campus provides modern classrooms and buildings including a newly constructed housing facility, a science lab, a technology/computer lab, drama and music facilities, sports fields, a large indoor gymnasium, workout areas, and a youth/activities center. SPORTS AND ARTS Students can choose to participate in interscholastic sports such as football and basketball as well as intramural athletic programs and leagues such as kayaking, horseback riding and cycling. Erie First’s arts program includes courses like drama, film media, and set design. DORMITORIES AND STUDENT LIFE Students live together with faculty house parents and staff workers in a boarding facility that was completed in 2010. Students have access to an activities center with a

Read More
  • Boarding
Boarding-Perkiomen-Medical-Class-Gallery-2020
S

Perkiomen School

USA Pennsylvania, USA

Located near the historic city of Philadelphia, The Perkiomen School’s competitive academic curriculum features more than 30 AP options, fields of study in entrepreneurship and medical, and artificial intelligence. FACILITIES Perkiomen’s versatile Innovation Center, home to the Entrepreneur Institute, features a full suite of rapid prototyping equipment, a wide array of technology, and various creativity and innovation labs. The school’s Medical Institute allows students the opportunity to explore various medical professions and to interact with professionals. In addition, the new Artificial Intelligence Institute gives students an in-depth learning experience with emerging technologies. The campus also has science labs, a gym, an indoor swimming pool, and several athletic facilities. SPORTS AND ARTS Perkiomen athletes have various varsity and junior varsity sports to choose from, including year-round boxing, and strength & conditioning as well as an extremely competitive award-winni

Read More
  • Boarding