Visiting Days

The best way to learn about Mercy is to spend a day with us experiencing the Mercy Magic for yourself.

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. You will also meet with a member of the Admissions Team for a brief interview.  

8th Graders: Please click here to easily schedule your day online! 

Transfer students: (grades 9 - 12), who wish to visit Mercy should contact the Admissions Office before signing up for a visiting day at admissions@mercyhighschool.com, or at 410-433-8880 x214. We look forward to seeing you! 

7th graders: who are interested in visiting our campus should click here for more information on Spring Visiting Days.

We also welcome parents and families to visit us! Click here for more information on events for parents, or contact the Admissions Office to schedule your tour.  

FAQ

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Where is Mercy?

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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, follow the signs to the main entrance.

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Who can shadow at Mercy?

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We strongly encourage all 8th grade students who are thinking about applying to Mercy to schedule a shadow day from September to December. Potential transfer students are welcome to schedule a shadow day when they begin the transfer process. Seventh graders who are eager to begin the high school selection process may begin to schedule shadow days in April 2015.

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When should I get there? When should I be picked up?

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Please report to the reception area when you arrive. Arrive to check in at 7:50 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.

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Are parents required to stay? How can parents learn more about the opportunities and programs at Mercy?

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Parents are not required to stay during their daughter's shadow day. We welcome parents to attend information sessions and other opportunities to meet the school leadership, which occur twice a month from September through January. 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!

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What should I wear?

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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.

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What should I bring?

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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.

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I want to see an extracurricular activity, like drama, dance, a sport, or writing workshop.

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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.

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What about lunch?

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Lunch is on us! 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.

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What should I do if schools close for inclement weather or other emergencies?

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In most cases, Mercy follows the emergency closing information for Baltimore County Public Schools, but please listen to WBAL for a specific announcement about Mercy High School on days when inclement weather threatens. If we are closed, the Admissions Office will contact you ASAP to help you reschedule your day.