Marked by Pride and Spirit

Laker Life

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 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.

Mercyhurst Preparatory School is a four year co-educational Catholic secondary school founded by the Sisters of Mercy to prepare students from all religious and ethnic backgrounds for a successful, productive, and compassionate life in an ever-changing and interdependent world. A Mercyhurst Prep education is based upon the teachings of Jesus Christ, the charism of Mercy, and a modeling of Judeo-Christian values. We strive for excellence in academic and co-curricular programs, we promote service to our local and global communities, and we foster the dedication and active support of the students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni of the Mercyhurst community. Mercyhurst Prep is northwestern Pennsylvania’s only secondary International Baccalaureate (IB) school! MPS is one of 3,290 schools in 141 countries around the globe who are part of the prestigious International Baccalaureate Organization.
The Mercy Charism core values are:

compassionate presence
justice
service
hospitality
and concern for the dignity of all persons.

The IB program is based on the concept that general education at the upper secondary level should promote the development of the lifelong skills of critical thinking, communication, and integration of the information through an in depth study of the major areas of knowledge. Successful completion of the program earns for the student a diploma/certificate recognized for university admission and for course credit at many colleges and universities throughout the world. The IB’s greatest value, however, lies in its intrinsic worth as a challenge and a symbol of the greater achievement to which the student has aspired.

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‘I Am A Laker’


There is something for every Laker to love including: science, math, language, special interest, creative arts, or sports. more detailsmpslakers.com/summer

Mercyhurst Preparatory School Announces New President

President of Mercyhurst Preparatory School, Mary Ellen Dahlkemper, has announced her retirement as of July 31, 2015 to coincide with her husband’s retirement. Mercyhurst Prep is a Sponsored Ministry of the Sisters of Mercy, under the auspices of the Diocese of Erie. [read more]

Next 90

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]

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Athletic News
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Athletic Signings
Read about where our Laker senior athletes are headed. more details @ mpslakers.com/athletic-signings

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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]

LISTEN
Tom Pysz from WQLN Radio interviewed our president, Mary Ellen Dahlkemper, and dean of operations and assistant principal, Ed Curtin. Our administrators talk about the many things that make Mercyhurst Prep the treasure that it is in our community. [listen to the interview]