Four secondary schools in New York and Pennsylvania are sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and steeped in Catholic teaching and the Mercy tradition of our foundress, Catherine McAuley. Each offers students of all faiths and backgrounds an opportunity to be part of its educational mission. Mt. Mercy Academy , Buffalo, is a college-preparatory high school where young women create their futures. Founded in 1904, it is home to more than 12,000 graduates. Mercyhurst Preparatory School, Erie, is a co-educational, college-preparatory school founded in 1963 to prepare students for a successful, productive, and compassionate life in an ever-changing and interdependent world. Notre Dame High School, Elmira, is a co-educational, college preparatory school founded in 1955 and widely recognized for its high level of academic achievement, active community service and winning competitive sports programs. Founded in 1928, Our Lady of Mercy High School, Rochester, is a secondary school for young women in grades 7-12 that has as its motto: Via, Veritas et Vita we educate young women in the Way, rooted in Gospel values ‒ the Truth, unleashing creative energy for the pursuit of knowledge ‒ the Life, nurturing a hope-filled vision for leadership and responsible service.