8th Graders: Schedule a Visiting Day
Activities are subject to modification/rescheduling due to external circumstances. If circumstances change, we will be in contact with registered families with the options available to them.
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.
Magic Moment Admissions Information Sessions:
Parents- Visit Mercy!
We invite the families of 6th, 7th, and 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.
Visit our renovated campus, meet our wonderful students, and learn more about what makes Mercy MAGIC.
Mercy's 2021 open house will be held October 23 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
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
Mercy's Admissions Office is always available during the school year to meet with families and give tours by appointment. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time.
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 2022.
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.
ARE PARENTS REQUIRED TO STAY? HOW CAN PARENTS LEARN MORE ABOUT THE OPPURTUNITES AND PROGRAMS AT MERCY?
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.