MPS Graduate Profile

As young men and women move beyond Mercyhurst Preparatory School,

  • they embody its mission and vision in the lives they lead.
  • they seek integrity not only in the conventional sense of living by sound moral principles, but also in its broader sense as a state of being complete—wholeness of being.
  • their integrity is based upon a growing sense of conviction built through guided exploration of faith, spirituality, and morality.
  • integrate many positive personal qualities as they form their own identities
  • they have built a strong knowledge base of content, skills, tools, and methodologies in the core disciplines and beyond, facilitated by their technological competence.
  • they connect responsibly to the broader communal and global whole. They commit to the charism of Mercy in their connection to others.
  • with their commencement, our graduates truly begin to effectively apply their knowledge and character qualities in their chosen pursuits.
  • they serve others with their gifts and resources. They show concern for the dignity of all persons. They act to promote justice. They show compassion in word and action.

Mission and Vision

As young men and women move beyond Mercyhurst Preparatory School, they embody its mission and vision in the lives they lead. They move onward in diverse pursuits, each uniquely equipped with qualities, knowledge, and practices cultivated within these walls.

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@ 2014 Mercyhurst Preparatory School, Todd Scalise/Higherglyphics

Integrity

The core quality toward which all MPS graduates will continue to aspire is integrity. These young persons seek integrity not only in the conventional sense of living by sound moral principles, but also in its broader sense as a state of being complete—wholeness of being.

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@ 2014 Mercyhurst Preparatory School, Todd Scalise/Higherglyphics

Sense of Conviction

Their integrity is based upon growing personal conviction built through guided exploration of faith, spirituality, and morality. This conviction, existing in myriad unique forms, has been informed by the ever relevant models of Jesus Christ and Catherine McAuley, and an appreciation of other traditions and faiths. It drives personal ethics and values, equipping the MPS graduate to make responsible moral choices.

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@ 2014 Mercyhurst Preparatory School, Todd Scalise/Higherglyphics

Positive Personal Qualities

Our graduates integrate many qualities as they form their own identities. They enjoy positive self-image and an awareness of their strengths and limitations. They are imaginative, creative, reflective, and enthusiastic thinkers and learners. They are versatile and adaptable. While open-minded, they demonstrate accountability, self-discipline, and time management. They are thus able to succeed academically and in their various roles in the world at large. MPS graduates have cultivated an aesthetic appreciation for the arts and their importance personally and culturally. They strive for health and fitness in all its forms. Lest we forget, they also know how to appropriately enjoy themselves and the company of others. They have fun. These young persons are engaged in the wonderful and fulfilling lifelong pursuit of meaning and wholeness of being.

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@ 2014 Mercyhurst Preparatory School, Todd Scalise/Higherglyphics

Strong Knowledge Base

Our graduates integrate many qualities as they form their own identities. They enjoy positive self-image and an awareness of their strengths and limitations. They are imaginative, creative, reflective, and enthusiastic thinkers and learners. They are versatile and adaptable. While open-minded, they demonstrate accountability, self-discipline, and time management. They are thus able to succeed academically and in their various roles in the world at large. MPS graduates have cultivated an aesthetic appreciation for the arts and their importance personally and culturally. They strive for health and fitness in all its forms. Lest we forget, they also know how to appropriately enjoy themselves and the company of others. They have fun. These young persons are engaged in the wonderful and fulfilling lifelong pursuit of meaning and wholeness of being.

@ 2014 Mercyhurst Preparatory School, Todd Scalise/Higherglyphics

Connect Responsibly

Integrity expands outward as the individual connects responsibly to the broader communal and global whole. Our graduates have developed a sense of connection and belonging to the Mercyhurst community. They engage in active citizenship and stewardship on levels from local to global, with a maturing awareness of contemporary issues informed by historical understanding. They commit to the charism of Mercy in their connection to others.
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@ 2014 Mercyhurst Preparatory School, Todd Scalise/Higherglyphics

Effectively Apply their Knowledge

With their commencement, our graduates truly begin to apply their knowledge and character qualities in their chosen pursuits. They effectively employ critical thinking skills as students, citizens, and consumers. They are literate and articulate communicators: readers, writers, listeners, and speakers. Technologically proficient, they are able to adapt and to embrace new advances innovatively. They can solve problems creatively. MPS graduates can pose and implement effective strategies to plan, produce, and evaluate accomplishment in the fields of their choosing. They grow and contribute.
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@ 2014 Mercyhurst Preparatory School, Todd Scalise/Higherglyphics

Serve Others

MPS graduates integrate their qualities, knowledge, and practices into a wholeness of being consistent with our mission and vision. Their integrity stretches across the broad spectrum of choices possible in academic, professional, and personal life. They serve others with their gifts and resources. They show concern for the dignity of all persons. They act to promote justice. They show compassion in word and action. Each of them can do so in unique and wonderful ways.
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@ 2014 Mercyhurst Preparatory School, Todd Scalise/Higherglyphics