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Spend a Day at Mercy

Students interested in attending Mercy are encouraged to shadow for a day during their 7th or 8th grade year. In fact, shadowing is required for admissions. Shadowing for a day helps student determine if Mercy is a good fit. Shadowing allows visitors to meet students, faculty and staff. They also attend classes, eat lunch and learn more about Mercy traditions, athletics and extracurricular activities. To sign up, simply fill out the form below.

Shadow Hostess

Students are welcome to shadow a Mercy student that they already know, or we will pair students who share common interests in classes and extracurricular activities.  Each Mercy student is only allowed to have one shadow visitor per day.

"The first time I shadowed at Mercy, I felt so at home and I loved it. All of the girls were so welcoming and friendly.  It showed me what it really meant to be a Mercy Girl." - Sabrina '20

"Shadowing is so important because you never know what a school is like until you spend the day there like a real high school student. I shadowed at many schools but when I stepped into Mercy my 8th grade year, I knew it was my home for the next four years. All of the teachers and girls were so nice and were constantly asking me questions, and even let me participate in class.  I am so thankful that I shadowed at a few schools so that I could make the right choice for me!" - Bella '21

Schedule Your Visit

We require prior notice of two school days in order to schedule a shadow visit.  Students are encouraged to shadow any time during the school year.  We do have a maximum number of shadow visitors on days when several schools are not in session.  This school year, the 1st day to shadow for 2nd semester will be January 8th.  Days that are NOT available for students to shadow include:
  • November 18-22
  • November 26-29
  • December 9 - January 7
  • January 10
  • January 20
  • February 14
  • March 9-13
  • April 9-13
  • After May 8
 

Important Information for Shadow Days

We are so excited for you to visit at Mercy High School!  Here is some information about shadowing:
  • School begins most days at 7:40 a.m., so you should plan to arrive at the school office at 7:30 a.m.
  • Please dress nicely because our students are in uniform (NO jeans or athletic wear).
  • Bring a lunch or $5 to buy lunch from catering on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Bring a book or notebook in case you have downtime in class.
  • Leave your cell phone at home or turn it off. Cell phones cannot be used during the school day.
  • School ends at 3:00 p.m.

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