Our Lady Of Mercy School

Tel: (336)722-7204
Grades: PK-8 | 214 students
Our nationally-recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence gives our students the right foundation for life.
We work each day to build a community of faith, hope, and love so that each student can learn and grow to be the person God is calling him or her to be. Our rigorous curriculum instills a love of learning in our students, skillfully preparing them to move on to any high school they choose with self-confidence and poise.
Our exceptional faculty inspire students to become passionate, well-rounded, and highly-principled individuals who know they are loved and have a purpose to serve in our world.
Students learn not only in the classroom, but through important experiences that Mercy is able to provide. From our Buddy program that pairs middle schoolers with our youngest students, encouraging responsibility and creating role models, to the Helping Hands of Mercy group that cultivates a life-long commitment to service and social awareness, our students learn the foundations of leadership and personal responsibility.
In addition, we have invested in technology enhancements throughout the school so that all our students have access to tablet devices and interactive whiteboards, which allows our teachers to take content a step further and bring innovation to our already-strong curriculum.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Various - full-time Learning Support Teacher
Year Founded 1957
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2010

Student Body

Total Students 214 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Our Lady Of Mercy School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 21 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(White polo shirts/navy pants/shorts, Plaid jumpers/skirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $8,000
Tuition Notes Tuition rates vary based on grade, number of children at the school and if the family belongs to a Catholic parish. See our website for details.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,000
Admissions Director Katie Smith
Admissions Associate Melodi Evans


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
SoftballTrack and Field,

School Notes:

Our Lady of Mercy School helps students build foundations for a purposeful life through Faith, Academics, and Values.

  • loving, faith-based academic community
  • weekly school masses with student-led liturgy
  • daily prayer
  • seasonal prayer and penance services
  • Follow and exceed requirements of the North Carolina Core Curriculum and Essential Standards
  • Standardized test scores exceed national average, even though we have our students test in October as a diagnostic, instead of May for EOGs.
  • Average of 50% of our 4th and 7th graders have qualified for Duke TIP over the past 10 years (score 95th percentile or above on one core test of SAT-10)
  • Fine arts curriculum
  • Spanish language program for all grades, starting in PreK
  • Technology enhancements allow for interaction with content and new ways to learn
  • Accredited by AdvancEd and the Diocese of Charlotte
  • Monthly and year-long service projects put faith in action
  • Buddy program turns older students into mentors for younger students, developing leadership and role modeling skills
  • Diverse community, welcoming to students and families of all races, religions, national origins. Over 35% of our students are students of color.
Other services:
  • Full-time learning support
  • Before-School care starting at 7:20
  • After-School care until 6:00 p.m. (5:30 for PreK)
  • Hot Lunch program
  • Tuition Assistance available (application deadline March 15)

Profile last updated: 06/05/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Salem Baptist Christian School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Redeemer School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Redeemer School (0.9 miles away)
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  • Winston Salem
    Redeemer School
    Special Program Emphasis (Presbyterian)
    Grades: PK-8 | 184 students
    0.9 miles
    1046 Miller Street
    Winston Salem, NC 27103
  • Winston Salem
    St Johns Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 151 students
    1.1 miles
    2415 Silas Creek Pkwy
    Winston Salem, NC 27103
  • Winston Salem
    Grades: PK-12 | 346 students
    1.4 miles
    429 S Broad St
    Winston Salem, NC 27101
  • Winston Salem
    Salem Montessori School
    Montessori School (Christian)
    Grades: K | 74 students
    1.7 miles
    529 S Church St
    Winston Salem, NC 27101
  • Winston Salem
    Winston-salem Street School
    Alternative School (Christian)
    Grades: 9-12 | 27 students
    1.8 miles
    415 W Clemmonsville Rd
    Winston Salem, NC 27127

School Reviews

??It was an easy decision when we visited Mercy for the first time. We saw something that was missing from other schools, which was the complete package. The education provided goes beyond just books; it speaks to the child as a whole. The schools?' principles focus on strengthening core values, nurturing our children and setting a foundation that includes faith, love and responsibility. It was, by far, the best ??value?" for the level of education provided.?"It was, by far, and still is 5 years later, the best ??value?" for the level of education provided.
- Posted by Parent, 05/30/15
Our Lady of Mercy''s academics are second to none but to us, the true sense of family and the warmth which exudes from this school is unlike anything we had ever experienced. Once you walk through the doors of Mercy, you instantly feel as though you are home and the comfort this provides is amazing. This school is far more than just a great school.
- Posted by Parent, 10/28/14

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