As an academic community, Our Lady of Mercy maintains excellence in teaching and high expectations for learning in an environment that values scholarship and achievement. Our Lady of Mercy offers a curriculum that cultivates in students extensive knowledge and academic skills, intellectual acumen, formation of character, aesthetic appreciation, and physical well-being in order to prepare them for college studies, civic leadership, and the life-long pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty.
As a Catholic school, the educational mission and doctrinal teaching of the Catholic Church guide Our Lady of Mercy. Through formal instruction, common worship, and religious activities and service projects, Our Lady of Mercy assists students in forming their consciences by emphasizing the dignity and integrity of the individual, the primacy of transcendent values and Christian morals, and Christ’s call to love and serve others, especially the poor. Our Lady of Mercy strives to assist students in developing a healthy prayer life that incorporates both private and communal prayer, and an appreciation for the vitality of Catholic spirituality.
As a Christian community, Our Lady of Mercy strives to develop a community of care and concern; to befriend and show confidence in our students; to create a spirit of hospitality and kindness to members of our community and visitors to our school; and, inspire our students to heed the call by Christ to leads lives of leadership and service to their fellow men and women.
All of the programs offered at Mercy are guided by these principles and are extensions of the mission of the school.