Mercy High School Farmington Hills, Michigan
WOMEN WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Patroness: Our Lady of Mercy
Foundress of the Sisters of Mercy: Venerable Catherine McAuley
Feast Mercy Day: Feast of Our Lady of Mercy on September 24
Foundation Day: Feast of the Foundation of the Sisters of Mercy on December 12
Colors: Maroon and Gold
Located at Southfield and Outer Drive in Detroit, Mercy High School first opened its doors in 1945. The Sisters of Mercy established the school to offer young women the opportunity to receive a value-centered education in an environment of academic excellence. As enrollment grew, Mercy relocated to a new and larger building in Farmington Hills in 1965. Mercy is proud of its 16,000+ alumnae throughout the world who are now making a difference.
School Year Traditions
- Adviser Group
- Spirit Week
- Daily Prayer
- Make a Difference Service Day
- Ethnic Bazaar
- Christmas Assembly
- Heart of Mercy
- Sweepstakes Drive
- Baccalaureate Mass
- Honors Convocation
- Moving Up
- White Dress and Red Roses at Graduation
- Frosh Fun Fair
- Senior All Night Party
- Alumnae Tea for Tuition
- Golf Outing
Meaning of the School Seal
The book symbolizes the school where moral courage (virtus) and knowledge (scientia) are fostered under the guidance and protection of Mary, Our Lady of Mercy. The lilies are Mary's coat.
My God, I am yours for time and eternity. Teach me to cast myself entirely into the arms of your loving providence, with the most lively, unlimited confidence in your compassionate, tender pity. Grant me, O most merciful Redeemer, that whatever you ordain or permit may be acceptable to me. Take from my heart all painful anxiety; suffer nothing to sadden me but sin, nothing to delight me but the hope of coming to the possession of you, my God and my all, in your everlasting kingdom.
We’re building tomorrow with our lives today,
We're learning and growing
We’re proud to be called Mercy!
We are Mercy Marlins!
Holding our colors for the world to see,
Reaching for the best we can be,
We’re proud to be called Marlins!
We pledge to keep the goal of excellence
Ever in our sight.
We’re building tomorrow with our lives today.
We are Mercy High!
A Mercy student grows spiritually, intellectually, morally, physically and culturally. A Mercy graduate is a compassionate leader committed to living the five Mercy values.