A Message from Our Administration
Dear Mercyhurst Prep Families,
On April 9, Governor Wolf made the decision to keep all schools in Pennsylvania closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year in an effort to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19. We are certain that this news elicits many emotions throughout our school community that will require thoughtful processing. While we had hoped for a different outcome, we have prepared for this decision. We now know that remote instruction will continue throughout the rest of the school year, and we will continue to follow the MPS school calendar. We commend the faculty and staff and the entire student body for the incredible amount of dedication and effort that has gone into this transition from face-to-face to remote instruction.
The full impact of this decision is yet unknown, but it will certainly necessitate the cancellation of large in-person gatherings, including extracurricular, athletic, and student activities. The administration and faculty are working to develop alternative activities, where possible, to help bring proper closure to the school year, especially for our wonderful class of 2020. As these plans are finalized, please be assured we will communicate all of the details.
This has been, and will continue to be, a very unique time in all of our lives, and it will live in our individual and collective memory forever. We thank you for your patience and flexibility during this challenging time. We continue to hold all of our students, families, community, and the entire world in our prayers as we navigate this pandemic. We ask for your prayers as well.
May God bless everyone.
|Edward J. Curtin||Thomas Rinke|
|Mercyhurst Preparatory School||Mercyhurst Preparatory School|
Marked by Pride and Spirit
Nearly 8,000 worldwide, Mercyhurst Preparatory 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 Preparatory 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’s what a Laker is.
Our Mission Statement
The Mercy Charism
Our International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
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’
You Can Help!
Order Your Yearbook!
Order your 2019-2020 yearbook online! Don’t miss your chance to get your copy. The deadline to order is June 1, 2020.
more details @ mpslakers.com/yearbook
ALL UPCOMING EVENTS have been suspended in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.