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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

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- a parent
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.



- a parent
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.




- a community member
The teachers and staff go above and beyond and focus on each individual child's needs.



- a community member
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.

Amount of homework: Disagree


- a community member
Middle school gives the appropriate amount of homework, but grades 2-4 are seeing 2-3 hours of homework every day!


Develops character: Strongly disagree


- a community member
Teachers at this school have the habit of lying and blaming the children for their own mistakes. The administration does nothing to help parents when it is brought to their attention!

Develops character: Strongly disagree


- a parent
No the kids are taught not to complain or question anything, even if it is an injustice to another child ... especially if the bully comes from a wealthy family they will not be punished at all!!



- a community member
Our children were formerly at one of the most expensive private school's in town and we quickly realized that they needed a higher quality of academics and a more structured and nurturing environment. We transferred them to OLM and have been absolutely thrilled with the results. OLM is the best kept secret in town! The teachers are amazing and the education they receive is outstanding. Beyond the academics, the school emphasizes the importance of having a social conscience and being kind and loving people. OLM is truly the best school in the Triad. It is not surprising that they were recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. I could not ask for a better school for my children.




- a parent
Our Lady of Mercy's academics are second to none but to us, the true sense of family and the warmth which exudes from this school is unlike anything we had ever experienced. Once you walk through the doors of Mercy, you instantly feel as though you are home and the comfort this provides is amazing. This school is far more than just a great school.

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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.
Posted October 24, 2014

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