Mercy education has a long and rich history. One finds its roots in Ireland in the ministry of Catherine McAuley, the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy and her co-workers. These works of Mercy established by Catherine and her followers were marked by a special concern for the needs of the poor, especially women and children. Mercy education, faithful to the tradition, continues to the present.
This ministry has continued for over 170 years with institutions located in 20 states in the continental US, one territory and in 5 countries.

Mercy schools, though geographically and culturally diverse, share a common heritage, legacy and mission. Committed to meeting the current needs of children, young women and men, Mercy secondary and elementary education remains a vital component of the works of the Sisters of Mercy and their partners.

Visit the Network for Mercy Education to learn more.

Visit the Conference for Mercy Higher Education to learn how the core Catholic identity and mission of Mercy higher education institutions are preserved and developed of in accord with the spirit, mission, and heritage of the Sisters of Mercy.

Mercy Sponsored and Co-Sponsored Elementary Schools

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Mercy Sponsored and Co-Sponsored Secondary Schools

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Mercy Sponsored and Co-Sponsored Colleges and Universities

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  • Carlow University
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    3333 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

  • College of Saint Mary
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    7000 Mercy Road
    Omaha, NE 68106

  • Georgian Court University
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    900 Lakewood Avenue
    Lakewood, NJ 08701

  • Gwynedd Mercy University
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    1325 Sumneytown Pike, P.O. Box 901
    Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437

  • Maria College
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    700 New Scotland Avenue
    Albany, NY 12208

  • Marian Court College
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    35 Little's Point Road
    Swampscott, MA 01907

  • Mercy College of Health Sciences *associate member
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    928 6th Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50309

  • Mercyhurst University
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    501 E. 38th Street Boulevard
    Erie, PA 16546

  • Misericordia University
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    301 Lake Street
    Dallas, PA 18612

  • Mount Aloysius College
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    7373 Admiral Perry Highway
    Cresson, PA 16630

  • Mount Mercy University
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    1330 Elmhurst Drive N.E.
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

  • Saint Joseph's College
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    278 Whites Bridge Road
    Standish, ME 04084

  • Saint Xavier University
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    3700 West 103rd Street
    Chicago, IL 60655

  • Salve Regina University
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    100 Ochre Point Avenue
    Newport, RI 02840

  • Trocaire College
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    360 Choate Avenue
    Buffalo, NY 14420

  • University of Detroit Mercy
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    4001 McNichols
    Detroit, MI 48221

  • University of Saint Joseph
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    1678 Asylum Avenue
    West Hartford, CT 06117

Mercy Sponsored and Co-Sponsored Other Schools

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  • CETPRO Betania
    Jirón Huancalelica 359
    Chulucanas, Piura
    51 73 372231
    S/C: Caribbean, Central America, South America
    Occupational training for women

  • Mercy Bridges
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    1437 Blossom Road
    Rochester, NY 14610
    S/C: New York, Pennsylvania, Pacific West
    Literacy program based at Mercy Center, Rochester. Founded in 2007 to teach adults reading, writing and speaking skills, build self-esteem and make a difference in their lives. Uses no federal funds, allowing it the freedom to serve many who cannot access other programs.

  • Mercy Center of the Arts
    444 E. Grandview Blvd.
    Erie, PA 16504
    S/C: New York, Pennsylvania, Pacific West
    A pre-school art education program for children ages three to five years old.

  • Mercy Connections, Inc.
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    255 So. Champlain St., Suite 8
    Burlington, VT 05401
    S/C: Northeast
    Providing education and transition services for women in poverty, a women's mentoring program for newly released offenders leaving prison and a women's small business program

  • Mercy Education Collaborative of Cincinnati
    2319 Grandview Avenue
    Cincinnati, OH 45206
    Provides governance, administrative and financial structures that support McAuley and Mother of Mercy high schools in Cincinnati. Allows both schools to continue, strengthen and create new opportunities for their students.

  • Mercy Education Project
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    1450 Howard St.
    Detroit, MI 48216
    S/C: West Midwest
    Providing educational programs to help improve academic outcomes and help girls and women become strong, confident, more hopeful and better equipped for success in school and in life.

  • Mercy Educational Resource Center
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    6007 Folsom Blvd., Suite 200
    Sacramento, CA 95819
    S/C: West Midwest
    A nonprofit organization that offers educational assessments, tutoring, and counseling to school age children, their families and adults.

  • Mercy Speech Center
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    88 Red Jacket Parkway
    Buffalo, NY 14220
    S/C: New York, Pennsylvania, Pacific West
    A ministry of speech therapy that services the speech and language needs of both the insured and non-insured.

  • Mercy Wings
    Lot 146, Section E. Farmer's Group
    Georgetown 05924
    S/C: Caribbean, Central America, South America
    Occupational school for teens and young adults; day care.

  • Proyecto de Adolescente en Crecimiento
    Jirón Huancalelica 359
    Chulucanas 20301
    S/C: Caribbean, Central America, South America
    After school program for low-achieving teenage girls.