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 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.
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. 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.

Watch Our 2017 Open House Video

Did you miss Open House on November 5th? Please call 814.824.2323 or email Marcia DiTullio to set up your shadow visit, so you can experience being a Laker for a day!

2017 Graduates

Each week we will post two videos from our 2017 graduate interview library. Would you like to see all of the videos now? View the YouTube playlist.

Claire Kenny

With the goal of becoming a physical therapist, Claire Kenny tells prospective Mercyhurst Prep students how she was able to balance her starring role in volleyball while participating in numerous clubs and pursuing five IB certificates

Steven Tome

If you’re interested in athletics, take time to hear what Steve Tome, Mercyhurst Prep 2017 graduate has to say.  He is pursuing a double major in sports management and business.


Visit MPS

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.

You Can Help!

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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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MPS Black Friday Bash


WHERE: Calamari’s
WHEN: Black Friday, November 24 @ 7:00 p.m.

more details @ mpslakers.com/blackfriday

Upcoming Events

MPS Dance Concert
Friday, December 15 @ 7:00 p.m.
MPS Performing Arts Center [PAC]

MPS Christmas Music Concert
Tuesday, December 19 @ 7:00 p.m.
MPS Performing Arts Center [PAC]

Visit Europe with MPS!

Get ready to join us for the 2018 MPS European Trip! This year we’ll be visiting Germany, the Czech Republic, and Austria.

Download the flyer
Email Paula Allshouse for details.

Laker Legends Scholarship Gala


The biggest MPS party of the year is February 3, 2018!

more details @ mpslakers.com/gala
Sponsorship Info
Make your reservation!

Did you miss this year’s scholarship gala? You can learn more about this year’s honorees or view our photo gallery.

Anne Ryan Baltimore Mission Trip

Please consider making a donation!
more details @ mpslakers.com/baltimore

Pastoral Planning

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Up-to-date information about the Catholic Schools Plan can be found at www.eriercd.org/planning.asp.

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