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Syosset, NY
Students enrolled: 483

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815 Convent Road
Syosset, NY 11791

(516) 921-1047
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Map of Our Lady Of Mercy Academy address.

March 05, 2015
Everyone always says its horrible, including myself, and to be honest it really is. There's so much work compared to other schools, there are no boys, administration is the worst, the guidance department is terrible, it seems like it hasn't been cleaned in years, and they suck you completely dry of your money. Although, despite how horrible this school is, I feel as though i am 100% ready for college and my education has truly been an exceptional one. The teachers actually really care about their students' education and their well being beyond the classroom, and hate administration along with all the students. Also, the friends you make here are ones that you will keep forever, trust me. My personality has developed into one that I am proud of because of my friends (not to mention we all bond over how much we hate the school). To conclude: Does the school suck? Yes, very much so. Do all schools suck? Well yes so I don't know why you would expect anything different at Mercy. If I could go back in time would I have gone to a different school? Of course not, I love who I've become and everyone I have met too much to ever say that.

- submitted by a student

February 08, 2015
worst decision of my life i already wasted 2 years of my life at this horrific school and they were the worst 2 years of my entire life

- submitted by a student

September 24, 2014
Starting my sophomore year at OLMA, and not enjoying it. I thought after freshman year it could only get better, but seems like just the same;maybe worse. The rules of the school have gotten more stricter, not that strict is a bad thing. However, students have been getting detentions for ridiculous reasons at some times and it hurts me when my friends cry because of something that may have not been their fault-like bringing in an absent note and administration says you never did...Some teachers are rude to some girls, or inconsiderate. This school, even though it is a catholic school, charges you for almost everything on too of the constantly growing tuition. No complaints about lunch food though....

- submitted by a community member

July 15, 2014
*sigh* It really hurts me to give a bad review to a school. I have never made a review before but I feel this one is necessary. This school is much like the way the girls at the open house describe Sacred Heart Academy. Rude girls, cliques, rude teachers, too expensive, not fun, miserable girls. A lot of my friends from both public and catholic schools go to SHA and say that is nothing like that and enjoy every minute there and seniors are so prepared for college at SHA. There was a girl in my math class who had problems and the teacher was so mean to her everyday. Well, I am transferring along with my friends at OLMA.

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June 16, 2014
As a parent, I feel that I have made a terrible decision for my daughter. I talk to parents who have just decided to put their child in the school and I hear many say that they are pulling out their child or are planning to. This school charges you for everything on top of their constantly growing tuition. Worst part is, I hear after freshman year you cannot leave and many parents just want their child to go to Disney trip and then leave. My child doesn't like the teachers and the girls are always talking about parties, drinking, and their rich life. The grades academically for the school I see are not very high and I am probably better off sending my daughter to public school. I am disappointed in my decision for my daughter.

- submitted by a parent

April 26, 2014
Recently I went to a regatta with my school's crew team. When we started racing against OLMA, our boats collided which I thought was an honest mistake. No big deal, we started over but then it happened again. The girls in the boats attitude was rude and offensive. We let them ahead of us and obviously came in last place. At the end of the race, The OLMA girls boat was talking about our cockswain AND WAS AGAIN RUDE. People from the shore said that we were steering straight and they had cut us off..I understand that maybe the crashing was a mistake,but there IS NO NEED FOR THE ATTITUDE AND THE RUDENESS, the OLMA girls crew team REALLY needs to work on their attitude, PLEASE AND THANK YOU!!! Sincerely, the other boat that you cut off...

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January 05, 2014
i did not find mercy appealing at all! i am finishing up my freshman year and it was horrible! 5 people have already left and i dont blame them.i am not doing well academically and i am not making alot of friends as i thought. i miss my old friends and i want to go back. i am not proud at all to be going to mercy. the staff is poor for a highly expensive school.

- submitted by a student

June 13, 2013
I have just finished my freshman year at Mercy and I enjoyed it very much. Coming from public school, Mercy was a huge change for me. I came knowing no one that was going to the school. I quickly met great friends. Although an all girls school isn't for everyone, it is very beneficial.There is no worrying about your bedhead or your tired looking face. There is no stress to impress any boys. Also, you aren't deprived from males. There are dances and social events with the Chaminade Boys. As for academics, Mercy is good so far. The teachers are very kind and good at there jobs. They are always available when the students need help. I feel that the homework load is manageable and not actually difficult at all. All the girls in the school, no matter what age or grade, all talk and are all friendly. The graduating class of 2013 expressed that they feel extremely prepared for the college life ahead of them. The best part of Mercy is the family feeling. All the people involved in mercy, whether student or faculty, are friendly and work together. God and our faith is involved in all events and prayers are said daily. Mercy is a great school, but like anything, has room for improvement.

- submitted by a student

February 26, 2013
After going to a public school for eight years and going into Mercy for high school, I did not know what to expect. I did not get what I wished I had out of it. As for teachers: some were better than others, and some were not good teachers at all. I enjoyed having God in my daily life and loved the spiritual aspect of my education. Being an athlete, there were costs for everything: uniforms, a fee for actually playing the sport, transportation fees, etc. My parents spent a lot of money on my high school between all the fees, whatever fee you can think of, Mercy charges you for it! The school is limited on course offerings: my senior year was the first year they offered a psychology and sociology course. I would have liked to see more diverse offerings to give the girls a chance to figure out what they would like to do with their lives. Mercy never gave me the sense of reassuring what my career could potentially be. I went to Nassau my first two years of college and got much more out of it then I did from Mercy. I wish I had stayed in public school for high school because I would have gotten a much more promising education than what Mercy gave me.

- submitted by a student

June 28, 2010
I have been going to various (ivy) college informational sessions and so far Mercy is right on the money with curriculum. As with any school, it must be the right fit for your child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 29, 2010
As a parent I feel as though I have failed. OLMA is not the school I had hoped for. Academically, it's OK....lots of work...but is the work beneficial?? Religious Education: none. Her freshman and sophomore relgion was just wasted time. Other classes were fine. I expected more from the school. I thought my sending my daughter to a all girls school run by women she would witness strong leadership from woman, she did not. The administration just leaves everything 'status quo'. Leaders Club is supposed to be an 'elite' club: nonsense, it is totally arbitrary. The Athlectic Department: embarrassing. It is embarrassing for the girls to wear the Mercy uniforms. I feel I sent my daughter down the wrong path and feel very bad about it. These are years she can't do over....fortunately, she has met wonderful friends. I am grateful for that.

- submitted by a parent

April 27, 2010
The cost is expensive,especially if you are not loaded. During open house administration gives the tuition cost, not including the $100 athletic fee + uniform costs+athletic wear +additional fee + fee...=10,000.it all adds up fast! i see girls leave because they can't afford the cost. The girls aren't given many volunteer opportunities and everything revolves around the white sweater club ('leaders' club) and student council; if a girl dosen't get into these clubs they are rejected from most opportunities. Although the course load can be quite overbearing i find that the girls do well on the regents (above national average), the teachers are extremely dedicated and they are all always available for help. mercy is a great school and I've made some great memories and been on some awesome trips-broadway show, albany-visit state senators, etc. Advice: when choosing a highschool look at three you can picture yourself at, shadow, then choose

- submitted by a student

January 23, 2010
My daughter began attending this school in September 2009. The teachers are dedicated and very good. The campus setting of rolling hills and beautiful trees is wonderful. The students are some of the nicest girls from all over Long Island. The school is teaching important values free of the distractions and political correctness of a typical co-ed public high school. I highly recommend this school to any parent that wants their daughter to be in a safe, nurturing, yet competitive environment where life long friendships are created and our future leaders are developed.

- submitted by a parent

January 22, 2010
Our Lady of Mercy Academy did not offer my daughter a good education. Any student could complete the tough curriculum, after putting in hours of effort, and still not get accepted to their ideal colleges. You are better off doing all college apps on your own because the guidance department is incompetent and extremely unhelpful. Do not send your daughter to this school because it will just end up hurting her in the end.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 30, 2007
This school may have a good curriculum and offer a lot of benefits, but is severely lacking in college appeal. The school just does not offer enough diversity to college admissions. Most girls would be better off in a public school.

- submitted by a student

April 20, 2006
Mercy is a great school that provides a wonderful education for exemplary students. While the course work is very difficult and much homework is given it is worth it when the students do very well on regents exams and SATs. Students are able to participate in various activities while at the same time succeeding academically. The girls can grow spiritually as well as physically through their years at Mercy. Sports Night is a unifying event that every Mercy students should participate in. These three nights allow the students to showcase their routines that they have been practicing for months. Teachers and staff are very kind and willing to help. If you are willing to put in the time and effort, Mercy is a great opportunity for you.

- submitted by a student

November 27, 2005
Mercy is a good school. It offers many programs, extracurriculars, Honors/AP courses and much more. As a small school, it is very personal.

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August 26, 2005
Mercy is a very special school with a wonderful spirit. At Mercy, the girls form close bonds with each other and develop their spirituality. Academically, Mercy is very tough. The amount of studying time and homework time is much more than other highschools. There are various clubs and sports at the school. Some clubs include: art , photography, school paper, literary magazine, chorus, band, Mock Trial, yearbook, volunteer work, and many more. Although this is a small school, the athletics program is very competitive. Art and music programs are developing more and more every year. Parents can be as involved as much or as little as they please. They can chaperone dances, work and run fundraisers, become the class parent for their daughter's homeroom. It is guarenteed that you will see your daughter grow into a well rounded, well educated women after graduating Mercy.

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Our Lady Of Mercy Academy
815 Convent Road, Syosset, NY  11791
(516) 921-1047
Last modified Our Lady Of Mercy Academy is a Private school that serves grades 9-12
Our Lady Of Mercy Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top