Our Lady Of Mercy Academy

Our Lady of Mercy Academy (OLMA) is an all-girl, Catholic, college preparatory school that offers a challenging academic curriculum, diverse extra-curricular program, hands-on leadership experiences, and a spirit of sisterhood that forever bonds students in faith and friendship. From girls with dreams, to women who live them, OLMA graduates are informed, self confident, service-oriented, resilient, and prepared with the competence and knowledge necessary to lead a world of change. To find out more, visit olmanj.org.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 220 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,250
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Our Lady Of Mercy Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
220 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Our Lady Of Mercy Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
10 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP Government, AP Language & Composition, AP Literature, AP Prob & Statistics, AP Psychology, AP US History
Average SAT score
Classroom Dress Code
Uniform (Polo, Kilt, Sweater, Socks)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Eight academic scholarships are available for incoming Freshmen. One scholarship available to a transfer student. Tuition Assistance is available for all students. Additional scholarship opportunities are listed under the Admissions section of our website: www.olmanj.org
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Nicole Donovan
Admissions Associate
Nicole Donovan



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
16 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Art & Culture, Art Club, Campus Ministry, Chorus Angelorum, Dance Club, DECA, Environmental, National Honor Society, OLMA Mentors, OLMA Student Ambassadors, Sister Speak, Student Leadership Council, Wellness, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Annual Music with St. Augustine Prep, Choral Performance Group

School Notes

Our Lady of Mercy Academy empowers young women to lead a world of change and achieve their full potential - as individuals, scholars, athletes, leaders, and in service to others. Rooted in the Catholic faith and guided by the spirit of Saint Mary Joseph Rossello, our school community thrives on:
  • A sisterhood that forever bonds us in faith and friendship
  • Pride, passion, and purpose in all we do, think and say
  • A caring environment of acceptance, support, and achievement
In 1962, the Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy established OLMA as South Jersey`s all-girls Catholic school.

Portrait of an OLMA Graduate
An OLMA graduate is informed, self-confident, service-oriented, resilient, and prepared with the competence and knowledge necessary to lead and succeed. Guided by faith, OLMA graduates obtain strength and realize purpose in their lives through four central core values: Wisdom, Unity, Mercy, and Courage.

Wisdom- OLMA graduates have the knowledge, skills, and vision to achieve their dreams.
Unity- As part of the Sisterhood, OLMA graduates share a forever bond of faith and friendship.
Mercy- OLMA graduates are grateful for the gift of life and for God`s special gifts. She will love and serve others so that they might also see the good within and around them.
Courage- OLMA graduates fearlessly seize every opportunity to better themselves and the world.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Our Lady Of Mercy Academy cost?
Our Lady Of Mercy Academy's tuition is approximately $14,250 for private students.
What sports does Our Lady Of Mercy Academy offer?
Our Lady Of Mercy Academy offers 16 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Winter Track. Our Lady Of Mercy Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for Our Lady Of Mercy Academy?
The application deadline for Our Lady Of Mercy Academy is Dec. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
I am a 1999 graduate of OLMA. I hold a BA and MA from Stockton University. I started college with credits acrued during my tenure at OLMA and I attribute my success at Stockton to skills aquired as a student of OLMA. I enjoyed playing Soccer in a competitive league, clubs and extracurricular events. The personal relationships I built while at OLMA with students, faculty and alumnae have continued into my adulthood. OLMA is a great environment for a young woman to get to know herself and prepare for her life ahead.
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I graduated from OLMA with 26 sisters in 1997. I went on to Cabrini University for my undergraduate degree and the Richard Stockton College for my Masters in Occupational Therapy. I treat patients in a skilled nursing home and in their homes. My first year of college was a breeze. OLMA had me working at a college level before I got there. OLMA prepared me even more so for life! These days, the news is flooded with women`s marches and women empowerment. I received this empowerment years ago from this incredible school. I`ve held numerous management positions and now balance a beautiful family and work life. I carry my values and knowledge learned as an OLMA girl with pride and it impacts all that I do. I live far away now, but every few years I like to attend a Mass or event at the school and it is always like coming home
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I went to OLMA from 2003-2007 and it truly helped shape me into a college-ready, strong young woman. I used to present at open houses as a student and would always say how at OLMA, the valedictorian is a woman, the star athletes are women, the presidents of clubs and orgs are women, and this allowed us to truly thrive in a way that no where else would. As a class we experienced loss and success in a way that truly left a mark on who we all were, and we can thank OLMA for that. We were so supported in a caring, challenging environment that leaves me with so many amazing memories. I now work at a university in Philadelphia, and the women I see attending college here that graduated from OLMA continue to be some of the greatest students on our campus year to year. I am so glad that my parents allowed me to attend OLMA, it made the transition to college smooth and prepared me to become the strong, academically-ready young adult that I needed to be.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 220 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,250
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in New Jersey is $15,343 for elementary schools and $20,189 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New Jersey is 80% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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