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Mission & Educational Philosophy

Mercy Academy is a sponsored ministry of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and is a member of Mercy Education.


Our Mission

The Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, exists to serve young women by:

  • Providing a quality Catholic education within a caring faith community;
  • Offering an academic curriculum which provides opportunities for all learners to excel;
  • Empowering young women to be responsible leaders in service to others;
  • Offering the opportunity to build a sense of community with students of diverse abilities and backgrounds;
  • Providing academic and real-life experiences that prepare them for life and work in an age of rapid change.

The Mercy Creed

A Woman of Mercy is:

  • Rooted in the values of Jesus;
  • Well-educated and self-disciplined;
  • Enriched by diversity;
  • Compassionate and generous;
  • Able to lead and willing to serve;

...who graciously shares these values with others.

Educational Philosophy

- The major concern of Mercy Academy is the individual student. We strive to develop each student to her greatest potential by providing her with an environment for maximum growth, at a level commensurate with her abilities.

- We strive to develop in each individual a sense of responsibility to herself, community, and society. Each young woman is encouraged to pass on the spiritual, cultural, social, and intellectual heritage which has been entrusted to her keeping.

- We believe the prime responsibility of each student is to learn how to learn and think critically. Our goal is a self-motivated learner who is interested in expanding her knowledge and who is capable of applying what she knows to human problems.

- We teach each student an awareness of the religious and ethical dimensions of life so that her talents and knowledge will be used with wisdom, compassion, and integrity.

- We strive to create in each student a sense of her own power and identity as an emerging adult, with self-confidence and a knowledge of her strengths and limitations.

Educational Values

  • Concern for Individual Growth and Development
  • Personal and Social Responsibility
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Real-life Applications and Problem-Solving
  • Faith in Action
  • Confidence, Capability and a Healthy Sense of Self