Core Values and Mission Statement

Our Core Values are the hallmarks of a Mercy Education. These are the ideals we stand up for and strive to live up to. We hold ourselves to these standards as an institution, as a community and as individuals. Each value is interconnected and necessary as we take Mercy into the world.


Compelled By Mercy
Mercy students, in the spirit of our founder Catherine McAuley, are steadfastly determined to take Mercy into an interconnected world. Our shared sense of social consciousness is fortified by universal empathy and a conviction that all are worthy of God’s mercy. This deep awareness and compassion move us to take principled action and serve the needs of others.

Educational Courage
Mercy students welcome the challenge of pursuing their full potential in a culture of excellence, critical thinking and curiosity. Their multifaceted journey builds character while it builds essential skills. Our holistic program expects engagement, a thirst for knowledge and personal responsibility, while preparing students to thrive for a lifetime.

Inspired By Faith
Mercy students become living models of faith and forceful advocates for Gospel values. Grounded in our Catholic identity in the Mercy tradition, we welcome all faiths and are strengthened and shaped by these relationships. As we pursue a personal relationship with God, we strenuously follow Jesus Christ’s
example of social justice, love and service.

Principled Leadership
Mercy students are poised to lead with their unique gifts. Prepared with an ethical and moral compass, we put Mercy values into action and work assertively for what is right. We’re equipped to make difficult choices, learn from our mistakes and develop high emotional intelligence. As an international community, we’re confident in our ability to make a positive difference and push for systemic change.

A Voice For Dignity and Respect
Mercy students honor the intrinsic value of the individual and recognize God’s presence in each person. We embrace a global vision and value differences of opinion, and are unafraid to confront hostile or hurtful attitudes. By standing up for those who can’t, we go beyond acceptance to help make sure
everyone feels recognized and heard.

Mercy Career & Technical High School provides a Catholic education and a comprehensive academic, career and technical experience which prepares students for the workforce and/or post-secondary education. 

Compelled by Mercy, faculty and students live the Gospel in word and action and promote service to others. Mercy Career & Technical High School graduates a highly competent, compassionate, contributing member of the global community.

As the Mercy Career & Technical High School community, we believe: 

Every person has inherent dignity and is worthy of respect. 

Within a diverse environment we build a culture of appreciation, acceptance, understanding, and collaboration. 

Preparing students for meaningful lives and successful careers is an investment in the future. 

Our students are blessed with gifts that are better developed through career and technical education. 

Education is a partnership among students, teachers, family, employers, and community. 

Spiritual and moral development are essential. 

The Mercy Community is called to service and to be Mercy in word and deed.