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Dining Included in Tuition

Mercy Academy introduces an exciting new partnership with FLIK Independent School Dining (FISD), offering all-inclusive lunch options starting in the 2024-2025 school year. With a focus on accommodating dietary needs and fostering healthy relationships with food, the partnership aims to enhance the dining experience for students while relieving the pressures of meal planning and packing lunches.

GE Appliances Co-Op

Mercy is excited to introduce the GE Appliances2day co-op program for seniors offering hands-on manufacturing experience at GE Appliance Park while working towards graduation. This initiative emphasizes Mercy’s commitment to empowering young women with opportunities to thrive in male dominated fields, fostering a culture of inclusivity and leadership.

Peyton Arnold: Triple Threat

Discover the incredible journey of Mercy Academy senior, Peyton Arnold, a true embodiment of versatility and dedication in high school athletics. Excelling in softball, basketball, and soccer throughout her high school career, Peyton’s commitment to sportsmanship and skill has left an indelible mark on the Jaguar community. 

Emma Oberhausen: From Novice to Champion

Follow Emma Oberhausen’s remarkable journey from tennis novice to senior standout, as she leads Mercy’s tennis team to unprecedented success. With three consecutive Region 6 championships under their belt, Emma and her teammates have redefined the school’s tennis legacy. From forging lifelong friendships to competing at the State Tournament, Emma reflects on the invaluable lessons learned and the unwavering support from her coaches and teammates that have shaped her memorable high school experience.

Gaming is for Girls

Explore the world of esports from the only all-girls esports team in Kentucky. Led by head coach, Estill Frodge, these dedicated gamers compete in "Mario Kart 8" matches weekly showcasing their skills and building self-confidence.

Maya Merrill - Success After Transferring

Discover why Mercy Academy stands out as the top choice for students and families seeking a high school experience grounded in excellence, community, and faith. Maya Merrill's inspiring journey from transfer student to standout athlete showcases the transformative power of Mercy's nurturing environment. Explore Maya's story, from her initial attraction to the school's vibrant campus and compassionate community to her remarkable achievements on the softball field.

2022 Summer Camps

Mercy is excited to offer a wide variety of camps for the summer of 2022!

Click here to learn more about our academic and athletic programs available for boys and girls grades PreK-12.

Mercy STEM Recertification

Mercy Academy has, once again, been recommended for the distinction of the Cognia STEM Certification through the Cognia STEM Recertification program!

This certification is the highest possible outcome in the continued certification process and is valid for the next five years.

Thank you to all the faculty, staff, parents, guardians, students, alumnae and community partners who participated in our recertification process and who continue to make Mercy Academy the best it can be.

New Principal Named!

Mercy Academy is proud to announce that Dr. Cynthia Smith-Ough, Ed.D, will serve as principal effective July 12, 2022! We would like to thank Mrs. Karen Alpiger for serving as our interim principal this year so we could conduct a thorough principal search process.

Freshman Registration: Class of 2026

We can’t wait to spend the next four years with the Class of 2026! Next up is freshman registration on Tuesday, February 22. Click here to sign up for a time slot. Click here to begin the pre-registration forms. We’re looking forward to celebrating this big step with your family.

BOB Winners

Winner, Winner! Our wheel of chance items, $5 raffles and capital prize winners have all been selected! Click here to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

Magnifying the Meaning of Mercy

It’s time to Magnify the Meaning of Mercy! We are excited to announce a strategic planning process focusing on the future of our beloved Mercy Academy. What does this involve? The first step is identifying and prioritizing goals that will keep us moving forward. Mercy is undertaking this effort with the assistance of Barbara Daush and Skip Kotkins of Carney Sandoe and Associates, the nation’s leading consulting firm in working with exceptional independent schools.

Click here to learn more.

Benefit Off Broadway 2022

On February 12, 2022, Mercy will host our Denim & Diamonds Benefit Off Broadway at 6:00 p.m. The event will feature a silent auction, Wheel of Chance, raffles and a $25,000 capital prize drawing. This year's theme is Denim & Diamonds, and all the proceeds raised will benefit our tuition assistance program!

Click here to access our event website.

For information about sponsorships, volunteering or purchasing tickets, please contact Leslie Hibdon at (502) 671-2010.

It's Time to Shadow!

Shadowing is the best way to experience our amazing atmosphere at Mercy! Typically eighth grade students are invited to shadow in the fall and seventh grade students in the spring. You have the opportunity to tour our awesome 24-acre campus, attend classes, meet teachers, enjoy a complimentary lunch, and experience the Mercy sisterhood!

Click here to schedule a shadow day!

FACTS Financial Aid Applications

Don't forget to apply for financial aid for the 2022-23 school year. The FACTS financial aid application should be submitted before Monday, January 31.

There is a $30 application fee, and the application can be found here.

Placement Test

Join us for the high school placement test at Mercy Academy! This nationally standardized test is given by all Catholic high schools in Louisville. Any 8th grade girl interested in enrolling at Mercy Academy for the 2022-2023 school year should plan to take the test at Mercy on Saturday, December 11 at 9:00 a.m.

Click here to register.



Choral Music Christmas Concert

All are invited to the Mercy Choral Music Christmas Concert this Thursday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Mercy Theatre. Seating is first come, first served. 

This is a free concert, but donations are always welcome. We hope to see you there!

Placement Test

Join us for the high school placement test at Mercy Academy! This nationally standardized test is given by all Catholic high schools in Louisville. Any 8th grade girl interested in enrolling at Mercy Academy for the 2022-2023 school year should plan to take the test at Mercy on Saturday, December 11 at 9:00 a.m.

Click here to register.



Open House
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4 | 10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Mercy's Open House is an opportunity for 6th, 7th and 8th grade families to tour our beautiful 24-acre campus, meet current students, learn about our athletic programs, and speak with our teachers about our innovative curriculum and academic programs.

Please register here!


The Old Man & The Old Moon

Thursday, November 4 - Sunday, November 7
Thursday-Saturday: 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased through OnTheStage. $10 for students and seniors | $15 for adults.

"The Old Man has kept his post as the sole caretaker of the moon for as long as he (or his wife, the Old Woman) can remember. When she is drawn away by a mysterious melody sparking memories of their shared past, the Old Man must decide between duty (and routine) and love (and adventure). Luckily for audiences everywhere, he chooses the latter, and what follows is an imaginative sea-faring epic, encompassing apocalyptic storms, civil wars, leviathans of the deep, and cantankerous ghosts, as well as the fiercest obstacle of all: change."

Opening Doors: Creating Places of Welcome

Mercy students, faculty and community members collected household items over the course of two weeks to donate to Kentucky Refugee Ministries.

By the end of two weeks, Mercy Academy filled an entire minivan and a large SUV with household items like toiletries, cleaning supplies and dishes, and transported two dressers, two nightstands, multiple end tables and a six-seat dining table and chairs to help furnish the evacuees’ homes. Jamilee Vail, Donations Coordinator, and her team at Kentucky Refugee Ministries, picked up the items from Mercy on Monday, October 4.

Becky Montague, president of Mercy Academy, expressed her immense pride when she saw the items being loaded into the vehicles. “Our Mercy community embraces every need with the spirit of helping others. We strive to live the mission of Mercy every day."

Haunted H.O.M.E.

5:30-6:30 P.M. OR 7:00-8:00 P.M.

7th & 8th grade girls are invited to experience real-life education during H.O.M.E. (Hands-On Mercy Experience)! During the H.O.M.E. event, your student will actively participate in two of the following hands-on classes.

  • Eerie Art (Visual Arts)
  • Cryptic Criminology (Forensic Science)
  • Halloween Heritage (World Geography)
  • Haunted Harmonies (Choral Music)
  • History's Mysteries (US History)
  • Mystic Minds (Psychology)
  • Phantom Physics (Physics)
  • Spine-Chilling Science (Biology)
  • Spooky Stories (Creative Writing)
  • Thrilling Theatre (Theatre)

Click here to register.

National Merit Commended Student

Congratulations, Kathryn Squyres '22, for being named a Commended Student with the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Corporation! Commended Students have placed among the top 50,000 students who entered into the 2022 competition by taking the 2020 PSAT/NMSQT. These students also have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success.

MAPA (Mercy Academy Parent Association)

MAPA is a group made up of current parents/guardians and parents/guardians of alumnae who love Mercy and are looking for ways to volunteer and connect with other Mercy families. Events at Mercy are in full swing, so we would love to have your help and expertise. Please mark your calendars for our future meetings listed below: 

The first meeting is Thursday, September 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Mercy Academy.

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.

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.

Karen Alpiger Named Interim Principal

We are proud to share that for the 2021-2022 school year, Mrs. Karen Alpiger will serve as Interim Principal of Mercy Academy. Mrs. Alpiger will manage the daily school operations with assistance from other selected faculty and staff members. Mrs. Alpiger has worked at Mercy for 22 years, and truly understands what it means to continue the mission of Mercy, and is a wonderful resource to our teachers and students.

Alumnae Unite T-Shirt & Cookie

Thank you so much to all our alumnae who gave during Alumnae Unite 2021. If you donated $21 or more during the campaign, please click here to complete the form for t-shirt and cookie details.

Mercy Names New Athletic Director

Join us in welcoming Mrs. Angela Passafiume as Mercy's new Athletic Director! She will begin working on April 6 alongside our current AD, Coach Mark Evans, to ensure a smooth transition of Mercy's athletics program.

Mrs. Passafiume comes with over 15 years of experience as an athletic director, and 5 years of experience working directly for the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. She said she is excited to continue educating women in an industry she loves.

Future Jaguar Theatre Night

6th, 7th and 8th graders are invited to join us on Mercy's campus on Thursday, April 8 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. for Future Jaguar Theatre Night!

Students will watch a live rehearsal of Mercy's spring production, Xanadu, and have the opportunity to interact with the cast and crew during a Q&A.

2021 Benefit Off Broadway - Thank You!

Wow! We are extremely grateful for our 2021 Benefit Off Broadway sponsors, donors and our Mercy community as a whole, all of whom made our first ever virtual event a success: $205,474 net income for our students. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Be sure to check our list of lucky winners for the $5 raffle baskets, wheel of chance items and $25,000 capital prize drawing here.

Spring Open House

Come have some fun on Fegenbush Lane! Mercy's Spring Open House is Sunday, March 7 with arrival times available from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Register here to secure your spot today.

7th Grade Visits

Seventh grade families: now is your time to see if Mercy is what you’re looking for!

Click here to schedule your campus visit.

Want to Win $25,000?

Take a chance (or 10) on Mercy's Capital Prize Drawing! Visit to buy your chances today. Chances are $50 each, with a maximum of 1,500 sold. The winner will be drawn during our virtual Benefit Off Broadway on Saturday, February 13.


Happy #GivingTuesday! What could be a better gift to give this holiday season than the gift of a Mercy education to a student?!

Fall JagWire

The Fall JagWire is complete and will be mailed in the coming weeks. Click this post to see the digital JagWire!

8th Grade Open House

8th graders and their families are invited to join us at our Open House on Sunday, November 15 between 12:00 and 4:00 p.m.

No Fans at Sporting Events

At this time, KHSAA has limited the number of fans who can attend sporting events on campus. No cheerleaders, students, faculty, general admission, etc. are allowed at this time. 

2020-21 Reopening Plan

After many weeks of preparation, we are excited to announce Mercy Academy's reopening plan for the 2020-21 school year!

Golf 4 Good

Play a round of golf in honor of our Mercy students. Then, show your Mercy pride by donating your score to Mercy. 

Virtual Summer Camps

Mercy is offering some FREE virtual camp options for anyone who would like to participate. We hope your daughters and sons will join us!

Mercy has a new cash register system this year. You will have the opportunity to track purchases, create reminders and set up automatic payments.