Our Lady Of Mercy School

Founded in 1961, Our Lady of Mercy School strives to continue the Mercy tradition of instilling Christian values while providing quality education.
This is accomplished through honest communication, mutual concern and cooperation among the priests, lay staff, and families who work together as a community to nurture Catholic beliefs and practices.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 222 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Executive Functioning
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1998, 2009, 2020

Student Body

Total Students
222 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
Our Lady Of Mercy School 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
18 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
See website for tuition details
Admissions Director
Karen Robertson


Total Sports Offered
6 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Broadcast Studio, Chess Club, Leadership Academy, National Junior Honor Society, Student Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Drama Club, Instrumental Band

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Lacrosse, Tennis

School Notes

  • Mercy is a two-time recipient of the National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence award, and consistently meets the qualifying criteria with student achievement placing in the top 15th percent nationally. Re-accredited byThe Commission on Elementary Schools of the Middle States Associationof Colleges and Schoolsin 2008, Mercy was commended forits outstanding EducationalExcellence Program. We provide a rigorous academic program that engages and challenges students at all levels, while recognizing and responding to individual needs. Every Mercy student receives small group instruction for both math and language arts. Teachers are able to provide personalized support and enrichment, to delve deeper into the curriculum, and to make real-world connections, all of which promote student engagement, interest, and growth.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Our Lady Of Mercy School offer a summer program?
Yes, Our Lady Of Mercy School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Our Lady Of Mercy School offer?
Our Lady Of Mercy School offers 6 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field and Winter Track.
When is the application deadline for Our Lady Of Mercy School?
The application deadline for Our Lady Of Mercy School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Calendar

View the Our Lady Of Mercy School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

School Closed, ADW Professional Development
April 29, 2024 (Monday)
School Closed, Primary Elections
May 14, 2024 (Tuesday)
School Closed, Memorial Day
May 27, 2024 (Monday)
Last Day of School PreK 3 & PreK 4
June 13, 2024 (Thursday)
Last Day of School K-8; 10:15 AM dismissal
June 14, 2024 (Friday)

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Mercy is a wonderful place to learn. I love the sense of community that was missing in our neighborhood public school. The students have "prayer partners", which builds a strong bond between the older and younger students. The school has great opportunities for service to the community. The teachers are extremely kind and supportive. My older child is learning wonderful organizational skills as she is being prepped for middle school. While the educational style is more on the traditional side, there is an emphasis on the basics; handwriting, written composition and grammar that are lacking in the public school curriculum. Mercy is the full package, community and strong academics.
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We could not be happier with Mercy. The faculty is amazingly dedicated. There is a top notch special education/"inclusion program". My kids are not in the program but it is actually a benefit for the entire school. Mercy has proven to be a nurturing, challenging and inclusive environment where all children are accepted and truly seem to thrive. We could not be happier. In this area it is also a bargain!! Love it!!!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 222 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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