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School Details

  • School TypePrivate Catholic
  • Grade Levels9-12
  • Enrollment349
  • PrincipalSister Susan Walsh
  • Phone Number215-226-1225
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (1, 32, 48, 60, R)

Mission

Mercy Vocational High School is a private, urban vocational high school sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. Within a 21st century learning environment, we provide a Catholic education and a comprehensive, academic, career and technical school...

Mercy Vocational High School is a private, urban vocational high school sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. Within a 21st century learning environment, we provide a Catholic education and a comprehensive, academic, career and technical school experience which prepares students for the workforce and/or post-secondary education. In the Mercy tradition, we live the Gospel in word and action and promote service to others. The Mercy Vocational High School graduate is a highly competent, compassionate, contributing member of the global community.

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Points of Pride

•PA State Licenses for Nursing Assistant and Cosmetology Programs •Certifications for Business, Carpentry, Computer Technology, Culinary and Electricity Programs •Designated "No Place for Hate" by the Anti-Defamation League •Dedicated...

•PA State Licenses for Nursing Assistant and Cosmetology Programs •Certifications for Business, Carpentry, Computer Technology, Culinary and Electricity Programs •Designated "No Place for Hate" by the Anti-Defamation League •Dedicated faculty •Active Community Service Corps •Annual Service Learning trip to help victims of recent hurricane disasters •McAuley Learning Support Program

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Admissions Policy

A testing registration form should be mailed to Mercy Vocational High School before the test date. The test date is usually the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Students must bring the following information with them that day: •A copy of their...

A testing registration form should be mailed to Mercy Vocational High School before the test date. The test date is usually the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Students must bring the following information with them that day: •A copy of their elementary permanent record. •A twenty-five dollar ($25.00) testing program fee in cash, check, or money order made payable to Mercy Vocational High School.

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Accreditations & Honors

Mercy Vocational High School has been fully accredited by The Middle States Association since May 1, 2000. Mercy is recognized by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as a valuable alternative to a comprehensive academic program, providing an...

Mercy Vocational High School has been fully accredited by The Middle States Association since May 1, 2000. Mercy is recognized by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as a valuable alternative to a comprehensive academic program, providing an environment that is safe and conducive to learning.

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School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 43.8%
White 32.4%
Hispanic 17.8%
Asian 2.6%
Other 3.4%

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Choir,
  • Dance

Other Sports

Additional Sports offerings include: weight-lifting, and intramural 3 on 3 basketball and wiffle ball.

Additional Sports offerings include: weight-lifting, and intramural 3 on 3 basketball and wiffle ball.

Other Activities

• Mercy Honor Society • Student Council • Mercy Ministers • Operation Katrina Service Team • Yearbook • Diversity Club • Latin Dance Club • Media Club

• Mercy Honor Society • Student Council • Mercy Ministers • Operation Katrina Service Team • Yearbook • Diversity Club • Latin Dance Club • Media Club

Parent Involvement

Parents are asked to volunteer at the Mercy Vocational High School Open Houses.

Parents are asked to volunteer at the Mercy Vocational High School Open Houses.

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