The Mercy Girl Experience

Student Services

Our Student Services Team strives to create and maintain an environment that nurtures students and supports families through all four years of high school, while providing tools and resources that will last our Mercy Girls a lifetime. Support of each Mercy Girl’s personal and academic growth is provided through:

List of 4 items.

  • The Seminar Program

    This four-year curriculum provides Mercy Girls with the tools they need to thrive academically, emotionally, and relationally. The Seminar Program consists of five strands.
  • The Learning Center

    Mercy’s learning specialists help teachers understand students’ learning needs, works with students individually and as part of the  Seminar Program to identify their learning styles, and provide effective study skills and strategies so that each Mercy Girl can reach their full learning potential.
  • The Adviser Program

    A four-year mentoring model, students are provided with daily care and attention, allowing them to thrive both at Mercy and in the future. Advisee groups are small, typically 15 students or less, and students usually stay with the same adviser throughout their years at Mercy. The Adviser Program includes:
    • Daily contact through morning advisory period
    • Monthly advisee meetings
    • Regular contact with families
    • Individual meetings as needed
    The Adviser Program assures each Mercy Girl has a consistent contact with a faculty member in a manner different from a classroom relationship. The adviser oversees the student’s academic program and her progress and participation in all aspects of Mercy High School. 

    Each student is assigned an adviser when she joins the Mercy community, and at the end of her first year, she has the option to choose her adviser, thus allowing her to remain with the same faculty member for four years, or to change. This ongoing relationship provides better knowledge of the student and her family, and this relationship assists the adviser in helping each Mercy Girl with her academic and personal development.
  • Individual Counseling

    Mercy has two full-time counselors on staff who meet with students individually, lead seminar classes, and work with teachers to effectively support Mercy Girls. 

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Kristy Cummings

    Ms. Kristy Cummings P’16, ’23 

    Director of Student Services & College Planning
    410-433-8880 ext. 221
    Washington College - B.A.
    Notre Dame of Maryland University - M.A.
  • Photo of Kristan Zbin

    Ms. Kristan Zbin 

    Director of College Counseling
    410-433-8880 ext. 267
    Loyola University Maryland, cum laude - B.A.
    Columbia University, Teachers College - M.A.
    Columbia University, Teachers College - M.Ed.
  • Photo of Martha Wharton

    Dr. Martha Wharton 

    410-433-8880 ext. 293
    Dartmouth College - B.A.
    Loyola University Maryland - M.A.
    Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law - J.D.
    University of Massachusetts-Amherst - Ph.D.
  • Photo of Page Naimoli

    Ms. Page Naimoli 

    410-433-8880 ext. 249
    Bucknell University, magna cum laude - B.A.
    The George Washington University - M.A.
  • Photo of Christine Blake

    Ms. Christine Blake 

    Learning Specialist & Teacher
    410-433-8880 ext. 280
    Loyola University Maryland - B.A.
    Loyola University Maryland - M.Ed.
  • Photo of Karen Maimone

    Ms. Karen Maimone ’92, P’19 

    Alumnae Engagement Associate and Learning Specialist
    410-433-8880 ext. 229
    University of Delaware - B.S.
    Master’s +30
    Maryland Teaching Certification
  • Photo of Beth Rich

    Ms. Beth Rich 

    Administrative Assistant
    410-433-8880 ext. 222
Mercy High School Baltimore is a sponsored ministry of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and is a member of Mercy Education.

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