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Educational Travel

Since the 1970's Mercy High School has offered educational travel opportunities for our students. Below are the opportunities which we are offering this year. We greatly value providing this opportunity for our students and faculty and is truly in keeping with the mission of Mercy High School.

Faith Immersion Trips

San Jose Immersion Trip - March 28-31

Students who choose this immersion trip will be working with and learning from Our Lady of Guadalupe parishioners. They will be reaching out to low income families, at risk youth and learning about the plight of the immigrant farm worker and day laborer.

Cost: Approximately $455

Urban Plunge:

Fall: November 13 & 14 Sophomores

Spring: February 12 & 13 Freshmen

Urban Plunge is an opportunity where students are taken out of class to do service all day Friday and Saturday. This involves tutoring at St. Peter’s School in the Mission to making and delivering sandwiches with Cityteam International. Students end the experience at Alemany Farmers Market learning about immigrant farmers and their produce.

Cost: $50

Educational Travel

*Secure your spot for ICELAND!!! Initial payment to secure a spot is $200 and is due on May 23rd. Please make checks out to Mercy High School, put the student's name on the memo line as well as ICELAND. Turn in to Dr. Bradley in room 104R. For more info email Dr. Bradley at

Iceland Spring 2017
Parents and Students interested in going to ICELAND:
Read about the trip below and in the attached itinerary. We will be going for 5 days during Spring break (April 15-20, 2017) at a cost of approximately $2400. We need to have at least 20 students interested for this trip to happen.Iceland: Fire & Ice | Reykjavik & The Westman Islands, Iceland 5-days / 4-nights in destination This picturesque island contains some of the most impressive natural wonders found anywhere in the world. Spectacular phenomena include smoldering volcanoes, slow-flowing glaciers, extruding lava, gushing geysers, bubbling mud pots, soothing thermal pools and, in the darkness of winter, the magical northern lights. With a focus on volcanology and geothermal science, we’ll uncover geysers, glaciers, thermal pools, waterfalls, wildlife and more as we soak up the Viking history that dominates this awesome place. Click HERE for itinerary.


G’Day Mates - Fancy a snuggle with a Koala? Ever want to box a kangaroo? Maybe we will all just have our feet waxed in Hobbiton. If this sounds like your type of trip then throw a shrimp on the barby and grab your suitcases for our 2017 VPA trip down under to both Australia and Zealand. During this 15 day trip we will immerse ourselves in art by seeing a musical/ballet or opera at the world famous Opera House and explore the architectural marvels like the skyline Gondolas and the town of Hobbiton from the acclaimed series “The Lord of the Rings”.For more information contact Gary Ferguson or visit

Music Festival in Dublin Ireland 2017 - For all Mercy girls who plan or are hoping to be in Mercy Chorales during the 2016-2017 school year! We are planning an amazing trip to Ireland! This will be in June, 2017 and of course recent graduates will be invited to participate! We will be participating in a Music Festival in Dublin, Ireland with participants potentially from all over the world and the festival will be hosted by the renowned educator and composer, Henry Leck. This is a rare and wonderful opportunity and we think that aside from performing programs and seeing the sights we will get to visit Baggot Street, where Catherine McAuley began the Sisters of Mercy. I will be sharing more about our plans...but in the meantime, don't hesitate to get in touch with me! Mrs. Matthews