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Why Mercy?

At Mercy, we empower our students to pursue their dreams and change the world. We are committed to a unique, hands-on curriculum focused on critical thinking and real-life problem solving.

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Our Mission

The Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, founded on the vision of Catherine McAuley and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy exists to serve young women by providing a quality Catholic education within a caring faith community...

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At Mercy, we develop each student to her greatest potential by providing her with an environment for maximum growth, at a level commensurate with her individual abilities. We offer five academic course levels to benefit students from all levels of learning.

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As the nation’s first all-girls accredited STEM school, Mercy prepares students for an in-demand, male-dominated STEM job market by exposing them to fields that most do not experience until college.

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Fine Arts

Mercy's Fine Arts Department fosters the growth of creative minds with all levels of experience. Our exceptional teachers work one-on-one with each student to improve her skills in 2-D and 3-D art, graphic design, theatre arts, choral music and creative writing.

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Student Success

Each student has a large network of support in order to help her to perform at her highest potential. Our students have access to two counselors, two student success coaches and a school psychologist to help navigate their feelings and wellness.

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Clubs & Committees

Involvement is an integral part of the Mercy experience. Participating in clubs and committees is a great way for students to connect with their classmates outside the classroom. 

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Involvement is an integral part of the Mercy experience. Participating in athletics is just one of the many opportunities students have to connect with their classmates outside the classroom. 

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Bus Service

Mercy provides a bus service through Miller Transportation with options for round-trip or one-way services. We have 24 stops throughout the greater-Louisville area, making transportation to school one less thing you have to worry about!

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All-Girls Catholic School

Mercy Academy is a Catholic school that welcomes young ladies of all faith backgrounds.

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6 Houses. 1 Community. We are Mercy Academy!

On Tuesday, August 17, students came to school thinking it was Mercy's annual Back-to-School-Blast, but we had an extra-fun surprise in store. After more than three years of planning, Mercy Academy officially unveiled our house system! Students met their fellow house-mates, learned about what a house is and how we plan to integrate it into our daily schedule, and even took part in their first house competition. 

Each student was randomly placed into a house consisting of freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, faculty and staff members. This is a great way for our students to meet new friends who may not be in the same classes or involved in the same activities after school. 

Six Houses. One Community. We are Mercy Academy.

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Mercy Bus Routes 2021-2022

Mercy Academy and DeSales High School have teamed up to offer more bus stops for students.

We offer five bus routes with 24 stops that spread over the greater Louisville area: from Shively to Prospect to J-Town to the Highlands and beyond. One-way and round-trip services are available. The cost for the bus service is $750 per student, per year round trip or $400 one way.

To view bus routes, click here, and to view pick-up/drop-off times, click here.

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Mercy Academy admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.