Marked by Pride and Spirit
Nearly 8,000 worldwide, Mercyhurst Prep High School 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 Mercyhurst Prep school students, the spirit of being a Laker means that their unique interests and talents are embraced, encouraged and respected by a welcoming, compassionate Erie high school 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.
The Mercy Charism core values are:
concern for the dignity of all persons
Experience the Laker Life!
2018 Laker Legends Scholarship Gala Honorees
Dr. Joseph Michael Boesch ‘78
Distinguished Alumni for Career
Sr. Joan McCabe, RSM ’51
Distinguished Alumni Award for Service
Ken Regenor ’81
Alumni President’s Award
Laker Legend Sports Award
MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton LLP
Laker Legend Philanthropy Award
Watch 13 of our recent graduates speak about their Laker experience.
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.
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.
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 School in Erie. 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 high school 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 Mercyhurst Prep High School community in Erie that has a keen focus on their 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.
Our new events calendar is now available. The calendar includes sports, performing arts, concerts, special events, reunions, etc. You can even subscribe to our calendars based on type of event.
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Upcoming Eventsfull events calendar @ mpslakers.com/events
Guys and Dolls
The MPS Performing Arts Department presents…
Guys and Dolls
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: November 15 – 17 @ 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Matinée: November 18 @ 2:00 p.m.
MPS Performing Arts Center [PAC] more details @ mpslakers.com/now-showing
Save the Date
2019 Laker Legends Scholarship Gala
A Night on Baggot Street
Saturday, March 16, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m.
Bayfront Convention Center
more details @ mpslakers.com/gala
2019 MPS Reunion Weekend
Saturday, August 3, 2019
A fun evening at the Bayfront Convention Center
All classes invited
Must be 21 to attend
Classes ending in “9” or “4” – this is your reunion year! Plan to join us on August 3 at the Bayfront Convention Center.
Questions? Contact Bill Lillis ’99.
more details @ mpslakers.com/reunions
2017-18 Annual Report
more details @ mpslakers.com/annualreport
You Can Help!
Mercyhurst Prep’s legacy of academic excellence and cutting edge learning spans nine decades as a leading private Catholic school in Erie as of 2016. Behind the walls of our c.1964 building is a 21st century IB college prep education that has so far readied 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 High School of Erie is proud of its academic excellence in the Sisters of Mercy Catholic School traditions, 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]