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Mercyhurst Preparatory School

Mercyhurst Preparatory School


Address: 538 East Grandview Blvd, Erie PA 16504

Website: www.mpslakers.com

School Details

Key Facts

  • Twice recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education
  • 98% of students accepted to universities/colleges
  • 82% of IB Diploma candidates are successful annually
  • 75% receive college/university scholarships
  • Over 30 clubs and activities
  • 46% of the teaching staff hold postgraduate degrees
  • State-of-the-art accommodations and facilities
  • Housing at Pennsylvania International Academy is located in a very safe area

Rankings & Accreditation

  • Accredited by the Middle States Association under the Accreditation for Growth protocol

Student Population

  • Total: 545
  • International: 98

Entry Repuirement

Along with the standard application, candidates are asked to submit:

  • Grade reports from previous years
  • Any standardized test scores
  • Attendance records
  • Health records
  • Proof of PA immunizations
  • Teacher recommendations

Tuition & Fees

  • The cost to participate in our academic program for the 2015-16 school year is forty thousand ($40,000 USD) dollars.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • Yes


The Mercyhurst Preparatory School community is comprised of 545 students in grades 9-12 and 71 FTE members of the faculty and support staff. The student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1, and 46% of the teaching staff hold postgraduate degrees.


IB courses:

  • Language A – English, Mandarin, Russian
  • Language B – French or Spanish
  • History
  • Experimental Sciences (1)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics: methods or studies
  • Art, Photography, Music or Drama

College Prep Courses
56 Honors Courses

Link to the academics webpage: www.mpslakers.com/academics-2/

The student body is diverse, with students from a range of ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. While 82% of the students are day students, the school also serves 105 international boarding students from countries such as Mexico, China, Honduras, Italy, Nigeria, South Korea, Rwanda, Spain, Norway, Ukraine and Germany, among others.

School Suggestions
20,000 US$ - 30,000 US$
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