I currently have two daughters at Mercy. It has been an amazing experience for both. The school has a very diverse population both racially, geographically and socioeconomically allowing girls to learn about the world and find their place in it. Mercy girls are well educated, caring, brave, competitive, silly and more, all within the comfort of an all girl environment. Mercy has a wonderful, supportive administration who listens to parents and operates in the best interest of the school and the girls. Mercy is a great choice for girls in the Detroit area.
My daughter graduated from Mercy in 1997, went on to MSU and is highly successful today. I believe Mercy set her up to be a success. She maintains a strong contact with former Mercy students. A great school to point your child in the right direction to be a success in today's world.
Dont send your daughter here. They have an agenda that favors a certain kind of prototype student. School is extremely conservative to the point you are made to feel inferior for having a difference of opinion, administration is out of touch from a large popularion of students (students of color) administration never stands by their own rules always flip flopping, teachers are just barely professional. This is not a school that will encourage your daughter to think, rather they will make her fear her right to exercise her own opinion. mercy is best simply described as an unhealthy enviornment for young impressionable women.
Positives: uniforms, all-girl, promotes good values, many kind and caring teachers and office staff. Negatives: rooted in tradition and rigid thinking--grades and high achievement not that that important, huge school with large class sizes similar to a public school, few AP classes and difficulty getting into them since they fill up quickly.
Our daughter is a Junior at Mercy this year. I am thrilled that she is at such an outstanding school. Tha Administration is top notch and the teachers are excellent. The school does an amazing job at celebrating each individual girl and making everyone feel that they are equally important to the community. I am always warmly welcomed on campus. Academics, Technology, Athletics, Social Events, Spiritual Opportunities, and Outreach Activities are all exceptional at this remarkable high school.
This is a wonderful high school. The staff is so devoted to helping each girl attain her full potential. I can not imagine our daughter having spent her high school years at any other school. She is now in her first year of college and doing well due to the excellent preparation she got at Mercy.
I am very impressed so far. My daughter confidence level is very high. Without the stress of male students she is very focus academically and does not appear to be overwhelmed. The staff has been wonderful! It is a long drive from Grosse Pointe MI to Farmingtion Hills MI everyday but it is worth it to make sure she is getting such a outstanding education.
I just LOVE this school. We made the best possible choice for our daughter. She is now a junior and we could not be happier.The teachers are wonderful and always willing to help out. Every time I walk into the school I feel welcome. The staff is happy to see you there. You are not made to feel like an intruder but a friend. Our daughter has just started the college process and I know she will be well prepared for what ever college she goes too. (MSU is on her short list) But don't just take MY word for it. Check it out for yourself. They have Open House twice a year for families and Shadow days for girls to visit and spend a day with a current Mercy Girl.