Mercy High School Admissions E-Newsletter
September 18, 2019
Catholic High School Info Nights

You're invited to visit the Mercy table at one of the upcoming Catholic High School Information Nights. All evenings are held from 6:00pm - 7:30pm.

Learn about the Mercy difference, chat with an Admissions Director and meet some Mercy girls. Hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, September 24
All Saints Catholic School, Canton
Monday, September 30
St. Linus Catholic School, Dearborn Heights
Tuesday, October 1
St. Patrick Catholic School, White Lake
Monday, October 7
Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic School, Grosse Pointe Woods
Tuesday, October 8
Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School, Farmington Hills
Monday, October 14
St. Mary Catholic School, Royal Oak
Thursday, October 17
Gesu Catholic School, Detroit
Monday, October 21
Holy Name Catholic School, Birmingham
Tuesday, October 22
St. Germaine Catholic School, St. Clair Shores
Wednesday, October 23
St. Edith Catholic School, Livonia
Open House

Discover what it means to be a Mercy girl at the Fall Open House Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 1:00pm - 3:30pm. 6th, 7th and 8th grade students can tour Mercy and experience what it means to be a part of the Mercy tradition!

Mercy Alumnae and their families are invited to an early open house legacy tour from 12:30pm - 1:00pm. Arrive at the Chapel entrance. General Open House tours will begin at the Gymnasium/Auditorium entrance.
New this year! You're invited to skip the line and PRE-REGISTER ONLINE HERE. Walk-ins always welcome!
Open House Info
Spend a Day at Mercy

7th and 8th grade students are invited to spend one school day at Mercy. Take a tour and see the amazing campus, attend classes, meet students and teachers, enjoy a complimentary lunch, and experience life at Mercy.

To schedule a shadow visit day, please submit the online Shadow a Student Day Request form at least 3 days in advance.

Please note that space is limited each day and visits must be scheduled through a parent. There will be no shadows on Wednesdays. Available shadow dates will be listed on the drop down menu in the online form. If a date is not listed, it is either not a shadow day or is already full.

PREP COURSE for High School Placement Test

Saturday, November 2, 2019
Mercy Media Center (Please enter at flagpole student entrance.)
Morning session: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Afternoon session: 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
This program will focus entirely on preparing eighth grade girls for the November 23rd and the December 7th placement test in the Archdiocese of Detroit. The program includes one 3-hour session. Students can earn better grades, score higher on the High School Placement Test, and earn scholarships. They will be more motivated and confident because they have the tools to succeed!

The course will be facilitated by Mrs. Zena Samona-Ibrahim '96. Mrs. Ibrahim taught middle school science at Our Lady of Sorrows School, and has been instructing a prep course for the HSPT for 15 years. We are thrilled to welcome her back to Mercy to prepare our prospective students for this exam.

The course will focus on helping students acquire greater expertise in reading, verbal, math, and test taking skills. The subjects covered will include: 
  • Reading comprehension and vocabulary
  • Grammar, usage, and writing skills
  • Algebraic operations
  • Problem solving
  • Time management
  • Test taking skills  
The course will cost $75 and will include a copy of The Peterson's Master the Catholic High School Entrance Exam. Snacks and water will be provided.

Please click here to complete registration form and return to Mercy High School with $75 check made payable to Zena Samona. Contact Mrs. Zena Samona-Ibrahim for any questions: 248-804-1913 or
High School Placement Test

Eighth grade students interested in attending Mercy must take the High School Placement Test. Cost of the HSPT is $50.

All students must register online to take the HSPT. Students have through the Thursday before each test to register or make changes online.  

Saturday, November 23, 2019
7:45am - 11:00am
Saturday, December 7, 2019
*If you have an accommodation plan, please register on this testing day and email Learning Support Specialist Amy Maida at
7:45am - 11:00am

Application Information

The Class of 2024 prospective students will need to complete the Mercy High School online application which will be available October 15 on our web site here:

Application materials are due by December 15, 2019 to be included in the first round of acceptance letters.
Robotics STEM Workshop

RoboGirls at Mercy High School 
Saturday, December 14, 2019
9:00am - 3:00pm
Cost $25

RoboGirls is a robotics event hosted by Mercy High School, FIRST Team 1481, The Riveters, and ZF (formerly TRW). This fun-filled day will let 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls from Metro Detroit learn principles of robotics and compete for prizes.

Learn about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) by building and competing with your own robot. Learn how to plan an engineering project. Build a functioning robot. Program it to run by itself, test and adjust your design to make it fast and accurate.

No special robotics knowledge is required for your student to have a rewarding and fun experience. Everything the students need to know will be taught and coached. Mentors will be on hand to support the competitors including professional engineers from ZF, Ford, GM, and Chrysler, computer scientists, members of the Mercy High School Robotics Team (The Riveters) and Members of FIRST in Michigan.

RoboGirls Info and Online Registration
Mercy Admissions Office | 248-476-2484 |