Mission & Educational Philosophy
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 Academy of Our Lady of Mercy educates each student, each in her own right, to be a woman of Mercy:
- 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 Mercy values with others.
- 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.
- 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