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

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United States
Coordinates41°31′57″N 72°40′33″W
TypePrivate, All-Girls
MottoConfident. Competitive. Committed. Compassionate.
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
PresidentSr. Mary McCarthy
Enrollment540 (2017)
Color(s)Blue and Gold         
Team nameTigers
AccreditationNew England Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
PublicationMuse (literary magazine)
Newspaper"Tiger Times"
Dean of Academics and technologyMelissa M. Bullock
Dean of StudentsAnn Drewry
Admissions DirectorDiane K. Santostefano
Athletic DirectorTimothy 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 in March 2017 to change the school's policy on not allowing students to bring a female guest to the school prom.[2] 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.[3] 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. [3]


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

  1. NEASC-CIS. "NEASC-Commission on Independent Schools". Archived from the original on 2009-06-16. Retrieved 2009-07-28.
  2. Detelj, Tina (March 6, 2017). "Petitions aim to change catholic school prom policy". WTNH News 8. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  3. Beals, Shawn R. (May 10, 2017). "Catholic Schools Try To Find Balance On LGBT Issues". Hartford Courant. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
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