Education

Mercy education has a long and rich history, rooted in Ireland in the ministry of Catherine McAuley, the founder of the Sisters of Mercy, and her companions. This ministry has continued for over 170 years with institutions located in 20 states in the continental United States, 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. 

Most of the elementary and secondary schools listed below are sponsored by the Mercy Education System of the Americas (MESA) which ensures that education ministries are identified within the mission of the Catholic Church and are faithful to the charism, mission and core values of the Sisters of Mercy.

Colleges and universities are sponsored by the Conference for Mercy Higher Education (CMHE). Visit the CMHE website 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.

Elementary Schools

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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Mercy Sponsored and Co-Sponsored Other Schools

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