Mercy High School (Connecticut)
Mercy High School is a private, Roman Catholic, all-girls high school in Middletown, Connecticut located within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich. Their brother school is Xavier High School (Connecticut).
|Mercy High School|
Mercy High School
Mercy High School
1740 Randolph Road
|Motto||Confident. Competitive. Committed. Compassionate.|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|President||Sr. Mary McCarthy|
|Color(s)||Blue and Gold|
|Accreditation||New England Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Publication||Muse (literary magazine)|
|Dean of Academics and technology||Melissa M. Bullock|
|Dean of Students||Ann Drewry|
|Admissions Director||Diane K. Santostefano|
|Athletic Director||Timothy Kohs|
The first class graduated from Mercy High School in 1967.
Mercy is an all-girls high school that is class LL and offers sports. Their mascot is a tiger and the school basketball team won the state championship in 2013.
A senior student at the school launched a petition on Change.org in March 2017 to change the school's policy on not allowing students to bring a female guest to the school prom. While the first petition was taken down a few days later, the student making a verified claim that she was pressured to remove it, a second was launched by a local resident with a similar request. In response to the petition, the school's president stated that it requires students to attend the prom "alone or in the company of a friend or friends of their choosing" but that "the expectation has been that a Mercy student's date be male." Many students wore rainbow-colored ribbons on their school skirts for the rest of the year in the only way of protest that is permitted.
Interscholastic sports offered at Mercy include: Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, and Volleyball.
Notes and references
- NEASC-CIS. "NEASC-Commission on Independent Schools". Archived from the original on 2009-06-16. Retrieved 2009-07-28.
- Detelj, Tina (March 6, 2017). "Petitions aim to change catholic school prom policy". WTNH News 8. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
- Beals, Shawn R. (May 10, 2017). "Catholic Schools Try To Find Balance On LGBT Issues". Hartford Courant. Retrieved May 24, 2017.