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 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
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.

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 email hidden; JavaScript is requiredemail hidden; JavaScript is requiredemail hidden; JavaScript is required today!

‘I Am A Laker’

Join us for Open House!

Visit us on November 2, 2014 from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

GIRLS TENNIS wins the District 10 AA championship!

The Laker Girls Tennis Team beat Hickory 5-0 today for the championship.

Learn about our new mural!

We’re excited to show you the largest linear environmental outdoor mural in Northwestern Pennsylvania!

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]

Join us for Open House 2014!

Enter for a chance to win a $200 Amazon gift card at General Sessions 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Become eligible to win over 5 – $1,000 tuition drawings by submitting your application on November 2nd


After a 21-year run in London and an 18 year run on Broadway, the broadway smash hit Cats is making its Northwest Pennsylvania high school stage debut at MPS!

Opening Night
Thursday, November 20, 7:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Matinee 3:00 p.m.

Friday is Laker Day!

MPS Laker Day is the heart of Laker tradition and spirit. The day each year when freshmen sport yellow, sophomores don red, juniors proudly display orange and seniors lead the school in blue. With the entire student body set for competition, this community of colors creates an atmosphere of excitement you will not find in another school gym. Laker Day is the day to celebrate your Laker Pride and have a ton of fun! 

Women in Motion take strides to fight breast cancer

MPS’ Women in Motion turned out in large numbers this past Saturday for the 2014 ‘American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’ non-competitive 5K walk at Perry Square in downtown Erie.