Our Lady Of Mercy Academy

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

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Coalition of Girls
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1962

Student Body

Total Students247 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Our Lady Of Mercy Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses7 courses
Advanced CoursesAP Calculus, AP Computer Science, AP Literature, AP Math, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP US History
Average SAT score1065
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform (Polo, Kilt, Sweater, Socks))

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$12,300
Tuition NotesEight 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 DirectorMary Jane Kinkade
Admissions AssociateTina Bartleson


Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketballCheering,
CrewCross Country,
Field HockeyGolf,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Archery, Bake Club, Big/Little Sisters, Chorus Angelorum, Film Making, Football Club, Forensics, Green Girls, Interact Club, National Honor Society, OLMA Student Ambassadors, Ping Pong Club, Spanish Club, SpeakUP!, Stock Market Club, Student Council

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. 

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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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