Mercy High School (Connecticut)

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Mercy High School
Mercy High School Crest
Address
1740 Randolph Road
Middletown, Connecticut, (Middlesex County), 06457-5155
United States
Coordinates 41°31′57″N 72°40′33″W / 41.53250°N 72.67583°W / 41.53250; -72.67583Coordinates: 41°31′57″N 72°40′33″W / 41.53250°N 72.67583°W / 41.53250; -72.67583
Information
Type Private, All-Girls
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
President Sr. Mary McCarthy
Principal Melissa M. Bullock
Vice principal Steven Brickey,
Virginia Sullivan
Grades 912
Enrollment 600 (2015)
Color(s) Blue and Gold         
Mascot Tiger
Team name Tigers
Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
Publication Muse (literary magazine)
Newspaper "Tiger Times"
Yearbook Epoch
Admissions Director Diane K. Santostefano
Athletic Director Timothy Kohs
Website

Mercy High School is a private, Roman Catholic, all-girls high school in Middletown, Connecticut located within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich.

History[edit]

Recognizing the need for Catholic secondary education in Middlesex County, the Diocese of Norwich opened Mercy High School for girls and Xavier High School for boys in 1963. Mercy High School's first class of young women began school under the direction of the Sisters of Mercy in temporary quarters on the second floor of Xavier High School. On Palm Sunday, March 22, 1964, the groundbreaking ceremony for Mercy High School took place. City officials and members of the clergy from throughout Middlesex County assisted His Excellency the Most Reverend Vincent J. Hines, D.D., Bishop of Norwich. The blessing ceremony of the Mercy High School building was held in September 1965 and classes began at that facility.The first class graduated from Mercy High School in 1967.

Mercy is an all girls high school that is class LL and offers sports. Their mascot is a tiger and the school basketball team won the state championship in 2013.

Sports[edit]

Interscholastic sports offered at Mercy include: Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis and Volleyball.

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ NEASC-CIS. "NEASC-Commission on Independent Schools". Retrieved 2009-07-28.