Zero tolerance is the policy. These young women are taught to be respectful and share a set of values with one another. They hold each other accountable and focus on justice. Bullying is not a part of the school culture.
I cannot speak to this personally, but the ones I know receiving support are very happy with the resources available to their daughters and they are active contributing members of the school with no 'visibility' as to differences.
The Head of School has been around a long time. She is well connected in the community, she knows what her school needs to be successful and she supports her staff and the fabulous parents who donate their time and talents to make Mercy a family.
The culture of this campus is to take ownership of what it means to be a young woman in today's world. They balance modern approaches to equality with Catholic values. Students are required to complete service hours and the opportunities are carefully selected so they are successful and grow from these experiences. As a result, these young women are respectful, kind, compassionate and have integrity. They are proud to be sisters who represent these values.
This school is outstanding. The girls are kind and genuinely care about their 'sisters'. The staff is highly trained and they take their jobs very seriously. The workload is high and we have seen significant leaps in academic output and performance from our child. She has an excellent attitude towards school because of the positivism on campus. They socialize with other Catholic schools in the area so there is no shortage of opportunities for the girls to get together and find healthy outlets. Drug use is minimal and frowned upon by the majority: the mentality is 'college' and it permeates the culture of the campus. The only slight negative is the parent communication could be a little better, but overall this school exceeded our expectations! The college readiness and counseling program warrants an additional star. These young women are given the tools and the professional support necessary to achieve their fullest potential.
To be honest, I had higher standards for this school. I was always told that it was a great school, my older cousin would tell me about her experience. I could barely wait To start high school. At first I didn't quite meet the most.. Nicest classmates there, though there's always a few people like that in every school. I just avoided them and kept going. But there was this one girl that kept messing with me and what really disappointed me was that she would mess with me right in front of the teachers, I'd say something, but they did nothing to help whatsoever. They thought I was a joke. Another thing is that I agree with the other students. I think the school focus too much in their image rather than actually helping their students. If you're not doing too good in school, they just kick you out and don't bother to help. Teachers will talk to you, but all they talk about is how they never failed a student before. Mentioning that doesn't give any help to the student except guilt. Guilt won't help everyone. Just so disappointed in this school. I thought it would be better.