8th Graders - Mercy High School

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8th Graders

We can't wait to see you on Mercy's campus!

Visiting Days

One of the best ways to learn about Mercy is to spend a day with us, experiencing the Mercy Magic for yourself! Your Visiting Day will also allow our Admissions Department to learn all about you during a brief interview, required as part of the application process.

You’ll be paired with a current Mercy freshman or sophomore to observe her classes in action, meet teachers and other students, and get an idea of what life will be like in high school.

Visiting Days are required to apply to Mercy!

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We accept students with a strong academic record who are bright, motivated, and hard-working, are dedicated to the core Mercy values of compassion, hospitality, and community, and who want a top-notch college-preparatory education. We actively encourage a diverse student population, seeking students from many different neighborhoods and backgrounds.

Every applicant to Mercy needs to submit the following items:

  • An application for admission
  • Final grades from their most recent years of school
  • Any standardized testing reports received in the last three academic years
  • A common referral form from a current teacher
  • Incoming freshmen must take the High School Placement Test
  • Incoming students must attend a Visiting Day and take part in a brief interview

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Magic Moment Admissions Information Sessions:

Parents, Visit Mercy! 

We invite the families of 8th grade students to join us for an admissions information session each month during the fall and winter. Spend some time at Mercy and learn about our signature programs, academic opportunities, and admissions processes. Take a tour of our campus with a member of the admissions team and have all of your questions answered. 


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Open House

Visit our renovated campus, meet our wonderful students, and learn more about what makes Mercy MAGIC.

Mercy's 2022 open house will be held October 22 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m

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High School Fairs

Hosted by different middle schools, these high school fairs are sponsored by the Archdiocese of Baltimore and are open to ALL perspective students wanting to know about Mercy! The sessions provide a glimpse into the admissions process, highlight signature programs, and share information regarding scholarships, financial aid, transportation, and much more! 

In-person high school fairs are also offered according to the following schedule:

Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at Loch Raven Technical Academy, Towson 
Monday, September 19, 2022 at St. Joseph School, Fullerton
Monday, September 19, 2022 at St. James Academy, Monkton 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at Immaculate Conception School, Towson
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at Resurrection-St. Paul School, Ellicott City
Thursday, September 22, 2022 at St. Mark School, Catonsville
Monday, September 26, 2022 at Cardinal Shehan School, Northeast Baltimore
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at Monsignor Slade School, Glen Burnie
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at School of the Incarnation, Gambrills
Thursday, September 29, 2022 at Sacred Heart School, Glyndon
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at St. Margaret Middle School, Bel Air
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at St. Ursula School, Parkville
Thursday, October 6, 2022 at Calvert School, Baltimore
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at Saint Paul's Lutheran, Glen Burnie 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 at Harford Day School, Bel Air


In-person fairs begin at 6:00pm, with an open portion where schools meet and greet with families.


Individual Tours

Mercy's Admissions Office is always available during the school year to meet with families and give tours by appointment. Contact us at admissions@mercyhighschool.com to schedule a time.  


Visiting FAQs

We are located at 1300 E. Northern Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21239. When traveling west on Northern Parkway towards The Alameda, after crossing Loch Raven Boulevard, please make the first right turn into our driveway from Northern Parkway and follow the signs to the back entrance. 

When traveling east on Northern Parkway towards The Alameda, after crossing The Alameda, please make the left turn into our driveway from Northern Parkway and follow the signs to the main entrance.

We require all 8th grade students who are thinking about applying to Mercy to schedule a visiting day from September to December. Potential transfer students are welcome to schedule a visiting day when they begin the transfer process. Seventh graders who are eager to begin the high school selection process may begin to schedule visiting days in April 2023.

Please report to the reception area when you arrive. Arrive to check in at 7:45 a.m. and plan to leave at 3:10 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Parents should pick up students at the reception desk in the afternoon.

Parents are not required to stay during their daughter's visiting day. We welcome parents to attend information sessions and other opportunities to meet the school leadership, which occur twice a month from September through December. To attend an admissions information session, click here

The Admissions Team is also happy to schedule individual tours with parents or answer any questions you may have over the phone or via email - don't hesitate to get in touch!

If your school has a uniform, please wear it to your visit. If your school does not have a uniform, please dress in nice and appropriate—but comfortable—clothes. This means dress pants or skirts and nice tops. You may want to participate if your hostess should have gym class that day, so bring appropriate clothes and athletic shoes to allow you to do this safely and comfortably.

Your questions! This day is for you to interview us about what you’d like to do in high school. We want to make sure we answer all your questions. You may also want to bring a book or some homework to do in case your hostess has a test or a quiz. You may have a cell phone with you during the day, but please ensure that it is off and put away until the end of the day.

If you’d like to experience a practice or performance of a specific activity at Mercy, we would love to have you! However, not all teams or clubs may be meeting on the day that is most convenient for you to visit, and many extracurricular activities meet after school hours. Please contact the Admissions Office in advance to schedule one of these events.

Lunch is on us- but make sure you bring a water bottle or drink! We’ll provide you with a complimentary coupon for our dining service, but you can bring your own lunch if you’d like, or bring some extra cash for our vending machines.

Please listen to WBAL TV for a specific announcement about Mercy High School on days when inclement weather threatens. Delays and closure information will also be posted to Mercy's website and social media platforms. If we are closed, the Admissions Office will contact you ASAP to help you reschedule your day.