Mercy’s 26-acre, tree-filled campus has been a staple of North Baltimore since 1960
A Magically Convenient Location
Nestled into the residential Idlewood neighborhood, Mercy’s 26-acre, tree-filled campus has been a staple of North Baltimore since 1960. Continuing the extraordinary legacy of Mercy education in Baltimore that began in 1867, Mercy is conveniently located:
- 5 minutes from Belvedere Square
- 9 minutes from one of our brother schools, Calvert Hall
- 9 minutes from the Roland Park Tri-Schools
- 10 minutes from 695
- less than a mile south of Towson
Walking in the Footsteps of a Beatle
In 1964, George Harrison of Beatles fame, graced these halls. Can you imagine if Harry Styles showed up at your school?! Read more about George’s visit in The Baltimore Sun (subscription required).
Mercy's 2,500 SF library supports student learning with 7,300 volumes on the shelves and access to some of the world's most-used electronic research databases. Throughout the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme in freshman and sophomore year, students acquire important research and information literacy skills (including website evaluation, citation of sources, and database use) that they will need throughout their high school and college years. Plus, Mercy's library provides free access to e-books for students and faculty!
The honeycomb architectural feature that dons the library windows is the inspiration for the shape of the school shield and the garnet in the Mercy ring.
Our unparalleled, 7,000 SF Dorothy Williams Bunting Science Center has advanced, specialized biology, chemistry, and physics laboratories and classrooms where students dig deep into scientific scholarship and hands-on investigation.
The Jesse James Hinson, Jr. Digital Media Lab & Makerspace contains a 3D printer as well as a Glowforge 3D laser printer and Macs that students use to engineer, design, and create. From the design cycle to programming to graphics creation, Mercy Girls learn cooperatively through projects requiring technology skills as well as creative talent.
The Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation Computer Lab is the home to Mercy’s publications: The Lance, the literary magazine; The Shield, the school paper; and The Garnet, the yearbook.
Mercy’s visual artists create 2D, 3D, and digital work in the newly renovated art studio. The light-filled space allows students to explore the elements and principles of art and art history; develop their skills; and learn to work in a wide range of media including drawing, painting, ceramics, and photography. In the new sculpture class, the kiln is used to fire and set ceramics projects.
The 37,000 SF Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Auditorium is home to the performing arts at Mercy. Multiple plays, concerts, and performances as well as liturgies and class gatherings take place in the 660-seat auditorium, equipped with light and sound systems.
Before taking the stage, our dancers rehearse in a dedicated dance studio, musicians practice in the piano lab, stage crews build sets in the scene shop, and instrumentalists rehearse and singers harmonize in the choir room. Student performers and facility renters alike also have access to professional dressing rooms backstage.
A time capsule was placed in the cornerstone of the Weinberg Auditorium in 2004 and includes the class ring of a member of Mercy's first graduating class, the Class of 1964.
Mercy has two on-campus playing fields. The Sisters of Mercy Athletic Complex has a turf field with video scoreboard, stadium lights, and spectator seating, and the Mary Anne Heckwolf ’66 Field is a natural grass softball field with a new scoreboard and multi-sport practice area.
The statue of Our Lady of Mercy in the Sisters of Mercy Athletic Complex was originally on the campus of Mount Washington Country School, an elementary school sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy.
Our gymnasium has bleacher seating and concessions during games. The Mary Ella Marion '76 Court boasts the pride we have in the Mercy Magic with a newly refinished and designed floor, and game scores are tallied on the new Bryan F. Read Scoreboard.
The physical education and Magic Athletics locker rooms now rival those of boys’ schools with large lockers and carpeting. The Reitz Family Locker Rooms were made possible by a leadership gift of $150,000 from Sara Reitz Folio ’85 and her husband Rick, the largest single philanthropic commitment to Mercy from an alumna.
The fitness room contains cardio and weightlifting equipment. Our PE teachers and coaches supervise students and athletes in the space and help them learn how to properly use the equipment. Faculty and staff can also utilize the space to help with their fitness goals.
The Sr. Marie Foley College Counseling Center is a spacious meeting room that students utilize for seminar classes and college planning and as a workspace during study periods. The versatile and inviting space also welcomes faculty, alumnae, college representatives, and guests for events and meetings.
Mercy’s chapel provides a place for quiet reflection and prayer. Here, our Mercy Associates gather weekly to pray and celebrate together.
The chapel is in the shape of a honeycomb, reflecting the architecture of our library’s windows and the garnet in the beloved Mercy ring.
The original lobby of the building, light-filled with its glass wall of doors, was converted into a space for student use during study periods. With plush chairs and large tables, students can connect with each other, work on projects, or get lost in a book.
A grand statue of the Blessed Mother, which we lovingly refer to as “Big Mary,” was originally on the campus of Mount Saint Agnes, a high school and college sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy.