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Mercy Academy's Sister Prisca Achievement Center

Announcing Mercy Academy's new Sister Prisca Achievement Center (PAC), named for the beloved Sister of Mercy who was a major force in the educational history and mission of Mercy. The Sr. Prisca Achievement Center is first of its kind in an all-girls Catholic high school environment. The PAC is designed to model collegiate learning and growth resource labs, equipped with the most modern resources to meet the unique needs of each learner.

Mercy is committed to promoting all students as analytical, high-performing and reflective learners. The Center provides support to any student in every subject area and academic level. Staffed with two expert interventionists, students of all academic abilities can receive one-on-one instruction to allow continual growth at a rate commiserate with her abilities. As a college preparatory school, receiving additional resources opens students to developing college and career skills, putting her at an advantage compared to those she will experience in her post-secondary pursuits.


Highlights of the program:

  • Expert literacy and math instruction from experienced, certified educators
  • Support in every subject area and academic level
  • Standing desks, mobile furniture, MAC desk tops, and collaborative tables to enhance learning in an environment most conducive to the individual learner
  • Strategy development with the instructor to strengthen study skills, time management and content knowledge
  • Data tracking to determine individual needs and growth for reading, writing, and math achievement
  • Extended hours in the morning and afternoon to accommodate busy students who have many extra-curricular obligations
  • Academic support and counseling from a licensed school counselor to best determine goals as the learner plans for life beyond Mercy
  • Access to tutors from Mercy's National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and English National Honor Society in addition to community partners

Expanded Dress Code

Effective immediately, Mercy uniforms are available for purchase at Shaheens: https://www.shaheens.com/catalogsearch/result/?cat=0&q=mercy+academy

Our dress code now includes long sleeve white polos, short sleeve white polos, a navy dry fit top, a solid navy skirt and navy pants.

In January, we will have the long sleeve blue polos available for purchase in our Mercy Campus Store, along with a navy quarter zip that can be worn as part of the uniform.

H.O.M.E. (Hands-On Mercy Experience)

Experience real-life education during H.O.M.E. (Hands-On Mercy Experience)! Open to sixth, seventh and eighth grade families.

Thursday, November 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Your daughter will actively participate in her choice of two of the following sessions:

  • Aviation
  • Biomedical Science
  • Choral Music
  • Creative Writing
  • Digital Media Design
  • Engineering Design
  • Fine Arts
  • Forensic Science
  • Psychology
  • Theatre

While she is in her sessions, you will tour our state-of-the-art campus and learn more about how Mercy prepares your daughter for real life.

If you have questions, please contact Paige Stewart at (502) 671-2021.

Click here to register.


Auditions for our spring musical, Peter Pan, are Friday, October 25 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 26 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

If you would like to audition, please come prepared with a song in the genre of Peter Pan, a short dance and be ready to do a cold reading from the script. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Simmons.

In partnership with the Archdiocese of Louisville, Mercy is welcoming Dr. Leonard Sax, MD, PhD, a New York Times bestselling author to discuss his book, The Collapse of Parenting, on Tuesday, September 17.

Mercy Academy's National Honor Society is providing free childcare during Dr. Sax's parent presentation from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Children three years of age or older are welcome to attend. No RSVP needed.

Dr. Sax has found that, "Over the past 30 years, a major shift has occurred in American culture: the transfer of authority from parents to children. Activities with same-age peers now commonly displace family activities. Children today often choose what's for supper; they choose which social media they will engage; they often choose their bedtime and sometimes even their school. These factors and related influences have led to children and teenagers to be less resilient, less physically fit, and more likely to become anxious or depressed – and far more fragile – compared with kids from the same demographic 30 years ago."


Mercy Academy is excited to welcome Ryder, a 9-month-old golden doodle and therapy dog to our counseling staff this fall. He is hypoallergenic and able to be pet while he is wearing his vest. Therapy dogs are used to help relieve stress, calm nerves and make people happier. We are so excited to see Ryder in action at Mercy!


Becky Wise Montague '91 Named Next President of Mercy Academy

We are pleased to announce that Becky Wise Montague '91 will serve as the next President for The Academy of Our Lady of Mercy beginning July 1, 2019. The Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve Mrs. Montague as the next President and the Mercy Education System of the Americas (MESA) Board ratified that decision.

As a 1991 graduate of Mercy Academy, Mrs. Montague is a true woman of Mercy. She credits her love of Catholic social teachings and service to her community to her experience as a Mercy student. Mercy truly feels that with her well-rounded strengths in fundraising, finance and facilities, coupled with her love of Mercy, she is uniquely positioned to lead us.

One of her references said, "Becky is the true definition of a woman of Mercy, she lives the Mercy mission every day." Her most recent role as the Executive Director of the Family Community Clinic has brought her an opportunity to hone her skills as a leader, fundraiser and advocate for those in need.

She is a graduate of Leadership Louisville's Bingham Fellows program, was a recipient of the 2013 Leadership Award from Mercy Academy and was named one of Business First's 20 People to Know in 2015.

Mrs. Montague said she feels "overwhelmingly wonderful" as she accepts this position and feels the support of many as she steps into this new role.

"My leadership style is to be very present, accessible, hands-on and informed. I like to know how people do their job and the things that interest people. I hope to take Mercy from the campus to the community and then bring the community back to the campus."

Mercy Academy Bus Service

Mercy Academy and DeSales High School are teaming up to offer more bus stops for students.

Beginning Fall 2019, Mercy and DeSales will have five bus routes with 26 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.

To enroll in the bus service, please download the 2019-20 Bus Service Parent Agreement Form and turn it in with a $200 non-refundable deposit by Wednesday, May 15.

To reserve your spot, please sign up on the corresponding link below:

Bus 1M: Purple (Prospect)

Bus 2M: Pink (Middletown)

Bus 3M: Blue (Fern Creek/J-Town)

Bus 4D: Green (Dixie Highway)

Bus 5D: Orange (Preston Highway/Bardstown Road)

"This partnership between Mercy and DeSales is truly unique in that it provides transportation access across the Louisville area with over twenty different stops. Louisville families who desire a Catholic high school for their child will be assured that transportation is no longer a barrier." - Sarah Peace, Principal.

If you have questions, please contact Tracy Edgerton at (502) 671-2010 ext. 2213.

Rivals Unite 4 Girls

Monday, March 18 - Thursday, March 21

It's on! Help Mercy win the 2019 #RivalsUnite4Girls challenge!

Click here to donate or Venmo us: @Mercy-Academy. Please be sure to include your full name and graduation year in the memo.

Last year's #RivalsUnite4Girls Challenge raised nearly $243,000 in support of Catholic education for girls. Close to 3,500 Rockets, Jaguars, Toppers and Valkyries gave to their alma mater during this joint alumnae fundraising challenge advancing each school's annual fund.

We need your help! The fourth annual Rivals Unite 4 Girls Challenge begins Monday, March 18 and ends Thursday, March 21. Your donation is a great way to show your Mercy pride. No gift is too small.

The Rivals Unite 4 Girls Challenge is measured by the number of alumnae who give, not the dollar amount raised. Last year, we received amazing support with 17.12% of our alumnae giving to Mercy, falling short of winning the golden pig by just 0.51% (that's only 28 donors)!

Let's bring the golden pig back home to Mercy this year, Jaguars and Missiles! Your donation goes directly to our tuition assistance program, which aids over 30% of our student body. Your gift truly makes a difference.

Once a Mercy girl, always a Mercy girl!

"Many years ago, Mercy introduced me to a way of life where women became empowered to get things done within a faith community of service. It demonstrated to me that women carry influence and live in peace and harmony when they sacrifice and work together.

Education today must prepare women to cope with a rapidly changing environment. Very little good can be accomplished without the use of money. Contributions to your Alma Mater pay it forward for future generations.It's a whole hearted win, win, win, win opportunity."

-Sister Corinne Burt '52

H.O.M.E. (Hands-On Mercy Experience)

Experience real-life education during H.O.M.E. (Hands-On Mercy Experience)! Open to sixth and seventh grade families.

Thursday, March 21, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

  • Actively participate in two hands-on sessions.
  • Enjoy a conversation with current Mercy students, and learn from their experiences.
  • Sample a delicious, world famous (at least in our world) Mercy cookie.

Parents Included!

  • Tour our 24-acre, state-of-the-art campus, including our STEM Innovation Center.
  • Learn from Mercy educators how we prepare your daughter for real life.

Click here to register.

If you have questions, please contact Paige Stewart at (502) 671-2021.


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