Marked by Pride and Spirit
Nearly 8,000 worldwide, Mercyhurst Prep alumni are confident, connected and humane leaders who succeed at the nation’s top colleges and universities and then launch into phenomenal careers. Lakers are all Marked by Pride & Spirit.
To our students, the spirit of being a Laker means that their unique interests and talents are embraced, encouraged and respected by a welcoming, compassionate MPS community with a keen focus on academic success.
The pride and spirit of a Laker remains as alive today as it was from our very founding in 1926 because the The Mercy Charism is woven into every facet of the school. It is found in our words, our actions, our symbols. It’s in the Laker air: hospitality, compassionate presence, service, justice and respect for the dignity of all persons. It is what a Laker is.
compassionate presencejusticeservicehospitalityand concern for the dignity of all persons.
2017 Laker Legends Scholarship Gala Honorees
If you would like to visit our school and learn more about becoming a Laker, please call 814.824.2323 or email our Admissions Director Marcia DiTullio today!
Shadowing is a great opportunity to spend a day as a Laker and experience first hand what it might be like to attend Mercyhurst Prep. The day starts out as you enter beneath our massive Laker Mural and ends with new friends and anticipation of experiences yet to come. Transfer students are welcome to shadow, and 8th graders from private schools are welcome to invite a friend from a public school, if they like.
‘I Am A Laker’
MPS is Erie’s only Catholic co-educational high school. Learning in a community environment alongside old and new friends, as well as students from other countries, best prepares you for college and life in the real world. To our students, the spirit of being “Laker” means that their unique interests and talents are embraced, encouraged and respected by a welcoming, compassionate MPS community with a keen focus on academic success. Our school, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, emulates the Mercy charism: concern for the dignity of all persons, justice, compassionate presence, hospitality and service.
The MPS Performing Arts Center Renovation Campaign is in full swing. Broadway actor Nick Adams ’01 is the honorary chair of the campaign and had a special message for audiences before each performance of The King and I. Please watch and consider leaving your legacy in the space that will be transformed very soon. For more information, you can go to mpslakers.com/next90.
Mercyhurst Prep’s legacy of academic excellence and cutting edge learning will span nine decades in 2016. Behind the walls of our c.1964 building is a 21st century education that has so far prepared 9,000 Lakers for life beyond our campus. It is time to upgrade our school facilities to reflect our modern approach to educating tomorrow’s leaders. [read more]
Mercyhurst Prep is proud of its academic excellence in the Sisters of Mercy tradition, exceptional and caring faculty, dedicated students, and incredible faith and life-guidance. We are blessed to be part of a community of students, alumni, families, friends and community partners who know that being part of the Mercyhurst Prep family is a bond that lasts a lifetime. There are many opportunities to help foster the success of the Mercy tradition. [learn more]
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Please consider a donation to the Anne Ryan Baltimore Mission Trip!
more details @ mpslakers.com/baltimore
Visit Europe with MPS!
Summer on the Hill
Summer on the Hill offers an exciting array of classes, camps and workshops from June through August. There is something for every Laker to love! And Little Lakers from the region’s grade schools are always excited about Mercyhurst Prep Boys Basketball Camp, Mercyhurst Prep Girls Basketball Camp, Running Camp, Volleyball Camp, Rowing Camp, Potterpalooza Camp, Summer Performing Arts Workshop, and Bricks 4 Kidz Camp. This year’s course schedule includes online educational experiences through the Mercy Learning Network.
more details @ mpslakers.com/summer
Up-to-date information about the Catholic Schools Plan can be found at www.eriercd.org/planning.asp.