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Mercy Academy Summer Camps

Our 2018 Summer Camp Guide is now available. Click here to view the camp guide and to register today!

Archery (Grades 5-9) / June 4-6 / 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. / $50

Art through the Ages (Grades 5-9) / June 18-21 / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. / $100

Basketball (Grades K-3) / June 14-15 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $50

Basketball (Grades 4-9) / June 11-13 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $75

Cheerleading (Age 4 - Grade 8) / July 30-August 1 / 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. / $50

Computer Game Design (Grades 4-9) / June 18-21 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $100

Cooking for Beginners (Grades 5-9) / July 16-19 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $110

Empowering Girls as Leaders (Grades 6-9) / June 11-14 / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. / $110

Field Hockey (Grades 2-8) / June 12-13 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $50

From Drab to Fab (Grades 4-9) / July 9-12 / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. / $100

Fun with Flight (Grades 5-9) / June 18-21 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $100

Good Old-Fashioned Field Day (Grades K-4) / July 20 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $25

Grammar Camp (Grades 5-9) / July 23-26 / 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. / $65

Guitar for Beginners (Grades 6-9) / June 4-7 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $150

High School Summer Dissection (Grades 9-12) / July 16-19 / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. / $150

Introduction to Aviation (Grades 7-9) / July 9-12 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $100

Let's Get Crafty (Grades 5-8) / June 18-21 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $125

Mock Trial (Grades 6-9) / July 9-12 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $60

Naturally Artsy (Grades 5-9) / July 16-18 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $110

On the Stage (Ages 7-10) / June 4-12 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. / $100

On the Stage (Ages 11-16) / June 4-12 / 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. / $175

Page to Stage (Grades 4-9) / July 23-26 / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. / $75

Picture Perfect Polaroid (Grades 5-9) / July 23-26 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $150

Signing at Mercy (Grades 5-9) / June 11-14 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $40

Soccer (Grades 5-9) / June 12-14 / 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. / $75

Softball (Ages 7+) / July 10-12 / 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. / $60

Softball Pitching (Ages 7+) / July 10-12 / 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. / $40

Sound Science (Grades 4-9) / June 18-21 / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. / $125

Take the Cake (Grades 4-9) / June 18-21 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $110

Take the Cake (Grades 4-9) / June 18-21 / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. / $110

The Living Body (Grades 7-9) / July 16-19 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $125

Thyme to Cook (Grades 5-9) / July 16-19 / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. / $110

Volleyball (Grades K-2) / June 4-5 / 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. / $50

Volleyball (Grades 3-4) / June 4-5 / 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. / $50

Volleyball (Grades 5-6) / June 6-7 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $85

Volleyball (Grades 7-9) / June 6-7 / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. / $85

Mercy Places 2nd in RoboRumble Competition

Julianna Lichtefeld '20 and Ashley Collins '20 competed with Mercy's Robotics Team at the JCPS Kentucky Derby Festival RoboRumble this past Saturday, March 10, and placed 2nd in the Jefferson County Regional High School Competition!

The RCX Robotics Challenge eXtreme involved teams programming their LEGO NXT/EV3 robot to solve defined challenges within a specific time. Julianna and Ashley will compete in the State Competition on Thursday, March 29. Good luck, ladies!

To learn more about the competition, watch this story from the Courier-Journal:


Congratulations, Sarah Peace, Principal of Mercy Academy!

Mercy is thrilled to announce our next principal, Sarah Peace! Sarah will begin her new role July 1, 2018. She currently serves as Mercy's Assistant Principal - Dean of Studies under principal, Amy Elstone.

"Sarah embodies every quality that the Sisters of Mercy would want in a principal. She's innovative, forward-thinking and a woman of amazing integrity...The school could not be in better hands," Amy said.

Sarah began working as a teacher at Mercy in 2012 and moved into her current role as assistant principal in 2015. She spearheaded Mercy's STEM accreditation process and works with developing the curriculum. Sarah sincerely believes in the individual student and that each student can be successful, no matter their academic background.

With fewer and fewer Sisters of Mercy, Sarah said she feels that it is her responsibility to continue their mission on their behalf.

"While I understand this role brings many challenges, I believe our greatest challenge is to always honor and maximize the valuable gift we have been given as educators of young women...I really believe that our work changes the course of our students' lives. And through that, our students then change the world. I couldn't imagine a more rewarding job than that."

We are extremely excited to welcome Sarah into this new role! Congratulations!

Freshman Registration

Wednesday, February 28, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

We are so excited to welcome the Class of 2022 into our Mercy family. The next step for enrollment is to attend Freshman Registration on Wednesday, February 28 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Members of the Class of 2022 should have received an informational packet in the mail. Included were many important forms that should be completed and returned to Mercy on the night of Freshman Registration:
  • Green student personal information form
  • Elective course selection sheet
  • Student email agreement form
  • Bus service agreement form (if applicable) - The form must be turned in at registration. The $200 deposit is due Tuesday, May 15.
  • Athletic sign-up form (if applicable)
  • Social security number form (if not already mailed)

Please also bring two separate checks for the following:

  • $125 non-refundable registration fee
  • $100 iPad deposit

Our uniform provider, Schoolbelles, will have a team of associates to measure girls for their uniforms that evening. You are not required to purchase a uniform at Freshman Registration, but you will receive free shipping if you do. Additionally, you do not have to pay for your daughter's uniform in full; SchoolBelles only requires a $20 down payment to process the order.

If you are unable to attend Freshman Registration, you must contact the School Office at (502) 671-2010.

2018 Benefit Off Broadway

Saturday, February 10, 2018

It's time to get groovy at the Studio 5801!

We had a great time at our Benefit Off Broadway on February 10! The event featured live and silent auctions, dinner, a Wheel of Chance, a $25,000 capital prize drawing and the opening of the treasure chest.

Click here to see our Wheel of Chance, Capital Prize and Raffle Basket Winners.

Click here to see photos from the event.

2018 Benefit Off Broadway

Saturday, February 10, 2018

It's time to get groovy at the Studio 5801!

On February 10, 2018, Mercy hosts our annual Benefit Off Broadway. This event features live and silent auctions, dinner, a Wheel of Chance, a $25,000 capital prize drawing and the opening of the treasure chest. So, grab your bell bottoms and platform shoes, and get ready to dance the night away in support of our Mercy girls.

Click here to preview items on our Wheel of Chance, and click here for the order form.

To purchase tickets, contact Leslie Hibdon at (502) 671-2021.

Community Leadership Award Recipient - Diane Nelson '77

Mercy Academy awarded Diane Nelson '77 with the Community Leadership Award, which recognizes an individual whose leadership in service impacts the community. Diane is widely known and respected throughout the community through her many volunteer roles and accomplishments. She was named Executive Director at the Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) in 2008 when she decided to shift away from the corporate world to follow her non-profit calling. VIPS's mission is to empower families by providing educational excellence to children with visual impairments.

Diane treats these young children like her own. She oversees all administrative and financial functions associated with running a successful non-profit, and she has grown the agency's reach and impact over 100% in six years. We are so fortunate to have her on our Board of Directors at Mercy, and we are honored to celebrate her accomplishments.

A Christmas Midnight Mass Reflection on Isaiah 9:1-6

In the first reading at Christmas Eve Midnight Mass, we hear a very familiar passage from the prophet Isaiah proclaimed:

"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light... for a child is born to us, a son is given to us. Upon his shoulder dominion rests. They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace."

Two years ago for Midnight Mass, I heard these words while sitting in the pews. My wife, Kate, and I went with my family to Holy Trinity parish. I remember it vividly because ten days before the two of us had found out that she was pregnant. Our Christmas Eve was in that electric time when no one else, only she and I knew the secret: a great joy had just entered into the world.

Holy Trinity, that night, was jammed packed. So full that we sat in overflow seating in a separate section of the church with no view of the altar and with the audio piped into our room. That suited us fine because she needed to sit close to the bathroom because of her morning sickness. The smell of maple-syrup flavored graham crackers that a woman next to us fed to her child almost sent Kate over the edge.

Despite our distance from the action of the liturgy, the readings and the meaning of Jesus' incarnation absolutely riveted us. I can't describe what it is like to go through Advent with its stories of waiting and expectation, the couples deeply desiring and unexpectedly becoming pregnant beyond hope, while yourself living that story. It is one of the times when Scripture has most poignantly spoken directly into my own life:

"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light... for a child is born to us, a son is given to us." Those were words written with fire. Spoken by God directly into my own heart. I had a hard time not breaking into tears when I heard them proclaimed there, surrounded by a press of people (including my own family) unaware of the mystery.

People all throughout history and around the world have wanted and needed to hear this same good news. We have all been walking in darkness. The darkness of war, of violence, of sin and death. This long, dark night of humanity has persisted like an endless winter. Like a nightmare from which we can't awaken.

Occasionally a brief flash of light has cracked across the sky: the birth of a king named Hezekiah in the time of Isaiah was one such example. The people of Judah hoped that he would bring an end to the night. Isaiah called him "Emmanuel," which means "God is with us."

The joy of this king did not last. Like many promises, indeed like many false messiahs that have come and gone, the light flared briefly and was gone, making the darkness and cold feel even greater.

I am sure that we can relate to that feeling: a job that we thought that would be fulfilling that ends up crushing our spirits; experiencing the excitement of a political candidate who ultimately disappoints or betrays; or the thrill of a new Christmas gift—perhaps one that we waited in line for days for—that ends up satisfying us for an hour but finally leaves us empty and unfulfilled. Perhaps even the child we were so excited about who ends up breaking our hearts.

And so it is on this night, out of the silence and the gloom and fear of oblivion, the hope of all people is born. A great light has come to pierce the darkness. A child who is at once a tiny squawking infant and also truly Emmanuel is born.

The light is shining in the darkness and the darkness cannot overcome it. What makes this child different is that he has conquered death. This child, this God with us, will show us on Easter morning that we need never again fear sin and death. The light and love and grace of God has overcome even the darkness of the tomb.

The sign for us of this momentous change is a tiny infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. It is the weakest, most vulnerable creature who has rocked the world tonight. God is with us and daylight is breaking.

Sisters and brothers, I give you tidings of great joy. The good news that Kate and I experienced last Christmas has been given to all of us a complete and permanent way. A child is born; a son has been given. We are invited to come to adore him and to spread his light into all the places in our world that remain dark. Let us pray that we can be heralds of the light, shining the grace and love that is Emmanuel.

High School Placement Test

The high school placement test is the nationally standardized test that is given by all the Catholic high schools in Louisville. It is required for admission to Mercy Academy. Only eighth-graders are permitted to take the test.

For those who were unable to make the original test, a make-up test is offered Saturday, January 6. For more information please call Paige Stewart at (502) 671-2021.

  • There is a $10 fee, and students are asked to bring two #2 pencils.

Open House

Join us at our Open House on Saturday, December 2, anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Mercy's Open House is an opportunity for families to tour our beautiful 24-acre campus, meet current students, and speak with our teachers about our innovative curriculum and academic programs. You also have the chance to visit with coaches and representatives from our sports and extra-curricular activities. Our counseling department and business office will also be available to answer questions you may have.

If you are not available to attend Open House and would like a personal tour, please contact Paige Stewart at (502) 671-2021.

"We truly enjoyed meeting so many of the students and faculty at Open House and were impressed with the educational opportunities available for our daughter. We felt genuine hospitality the second we walked through the door! Thank you!"

- Mercy Family

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