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Mercy Academy

Private | 9-12 | 600 students



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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $119,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $740.

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Posted August 4, 2014

Mercy is the best money I have ever spent, outstanding school, outstanding Teachers, we have felt very welcome and a part of the program in every way. I currently have two daughters at Mercy and they love it.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 20, 2010

Mercy is an excellent high school. When I started college I was far more advanced than most of my peers. Mercy taught me how to think critically, which is the most valuable skill of my life. Mercy teaches girls how to be women of Mercy everyday. The environment is safe, the teachers are friendly and Mercy makes learning fun. This school is the absolute best of the best and is responsible for many of Louisville's upstanding citizens.
—Submitted by a student

Posted November 6, 2009

Mercy Academy is one of the best high schools in Louisville, not only is it top notch academically, they have an outstanding teaching staff, and great sports programs. Everyone should want to become a Woman of Mercy...we are the best!!!
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Posted January 11, 2007

Mercy is a wonderful school. The best high school in Louisville. My daughter graduated several years ago and she was so far ahead of her college classmates in terms of being prepared for college. I would consider Mercy the best of the best!
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Posted October 20, 2005

Mercy Academy is truly a wonderful school. It has a great atmosphere, teachers, and some amazing people who will affect you for years to come. The curriculum challenges you, but it never unmanageable. The teachers there are some of the best around. They make the classroom setting relaxed and they are always willing to go out of their way to help you whether it is staying after, calling you, or doing whatever it takes to assist you. They won t stop until they have done everything they can. That is dedication to making the students succeed.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted September 7, 2004

Mercy Academy is an amazing school. Every girl there is treated as a unique individual. Many of the teachers are willing to spend one-on-one time with the students and even hand out their home phone numbers so students may call with questions. The atmosphere at Mercy provides a safe place for learning and a place that feels like home.
—Submitted by a student

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 81%
Black 2% 11%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Blue Ribbon

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Amy Elstone
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
  • All girls
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Roman catholic
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (502) 491-0661


Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish


Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Archdiocese of Louisville
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Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Dance Team
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
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  • While not trendy in today's me-first society, a Mercy woman learns to put the needs of others first, to be the difference in someone's life - whether that's befriending a quiet student in one of their classes, patting an opponent on the back after a tough loss, or sharing a moment with a lonely elderly neighbor, because at Mercy, compassion and generosity are always in style.
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5801 Fegenbush Lane
Louisville, KY 40228
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Phone: (502) 671-2010


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