How to Apply for 9th Grade

We are so excited that you are thinking about becoming a Mercy Girl!

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 three most recent years of school
  • Any standardized testing reports received in the last three academic years
  • Incoming freshmen must take the High School Placement Test in December 2017

Below you will find a brief guide to applying to Mercy during your 8th grade year. Applications for the 2018-2019 Academic Year are due on December 15, 2017. For more information or questions, please contact the admissions department and a representative will be more than happy to help answer and questions you may have. Click here to view a PDF of the Application Process 2018-2019.pdf

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At Mercy, we provide support for success in our college preparatory program. Mercy High School’s Learning Difference Specialist, along with our Director of Guidance and Student Services, will work with you and your daughter to ensure that reasonable accommodations and or additional support that she may need will be provided.

At Mercy, we believe that students with learning differences thrive when they are supported both by caring professionals as well as challenged by the classes they take, therefore, students with learning differences benefit by taking the same college-preparatory curriculum as all other students. Our Learning Difference Specialist then provides the individualized support needed for your daughter to succeed academically and emotionally.



Mercy High School Baltimore admits students of any race, color, national, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at Mercy. Mercy High School Baltimore does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin in the administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and grant programs, athletic, and other school-administered programs.