We help our students build foundations for purposeful lives. We work each day to build a community of faith, hope, and love so that each student can learn and grow to be the person God is calling him or her to be. Our rigorous curriculum instills a love of learning in our students, skillfully preparing them to move on to any high school they choose with self-confidence and poise. Our exceptional faculty inspire students to become passionate, well-rounded, and highly-principled individuals who know they are loved and have a purpose to serve in our world. Students learn not only in the classroom, but through important experiences that Mercy is able to provide. From our Buddy program that pairs middle schoolers with our youngest students, encouraging responsibility and creating role models, to the Helping Hands of Mercy group that cultivates a life-long commitment to service and social awareness, our students learn the foundations of leadership and personal responsibility. In addition, we have invested in technology enhancements throughout the school so that all our students have access to tablet devices and interactive whiteboards, which allows our teachers to take content a step further and bring innovation to our already-strong curriculum.
October 24, 2014
This is a safe place to share your honest opinions of a school, whether good or bad.
Recent issues with two teachers have forced out two very wonderful families and the school keeps the teachers there! One teacher was accused of grabbing a child ... this is the second incident of the same teacher grabbing a child forcefully. Keep your kids AWAY from this school!!
Terrible handling of funds at this school is clear by the run down building, children constantly freezing or sweating, and the parent's cars being vandalized in the parking lot! Much improvement needed!
My child graduated from OLM last year after eight years (K-8). He now is in high level classes at a local WS high school and he says they are easy. Not only have I loved seeing him learn, build a strong work ethic, but am also proud of his character thanks to so many teachers at OLM.
Both my children have attended Our Lady of Mercy since Pre-K. They are now in 5th and 2nd. My kids experienced several schools prior to finally settling in at Mercy and there was a stark difference between the atmospheres of the other schools and Mercy. Once we stepped into Mercy for our initial tour, we just knew this was the place. Our gut instinct was further reinforced as we became fully immersed in Mercy. The teachers really do go out of their way to help the students not because they have to but because they truly care.
We experienced a serious life threatening family emergency and the amount of prayers and outpouring of support that came from the school and parents was such a blessing. Mercy is not just a school, it is a community - it is a family. It's a place where everyone knows everyone.
But don't let the familiarity of family fool you because the academics of Mercy is rigorous. As a parent, I find myself brushing up on my own academics to keep up with my kids' homework assignments just to be able to help them.
One of the best things that I love the most about Mercy, aside from the Athletics program of course, is the religious foundation my children get. The nurturing of their personal relationship with their own faith is above and beyond what I could ever teach them at home.
This is our third year at OLM (Pre-K, K and 1) and we remain very pleased with the school. We toured several schools in the area and easily chose OLM. We find the school to be a very warm and unpretentious place, while also holding students to a high level of academic rigor and behavioral expectation. The Christian education is also very important to us. While the academics are strong, teaching the students how to be followers of Christ is equally important. Our family is Protestant (Episcopalian) and we feel very much part of the school fiber. Sr. Geri, along with every teacher and staff member we have encountered have been welcoming and gracious. I feel that any of them would do whatever it takes to ensure the children's safety and well being.