DSC 3482 reduced moreWe, the community of Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women, are animated by the charism of Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy and by our motto: “Via, Veritas et Vita.” (I am the Way, the Truth and the Life). The school, opened in 1928, remains a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy.

We are a sixth through twelfth grade all women’s college preparatory school. We are guided by the values of our Catholic identity while respecting and welcoming students of diverse backgrounds.

We empower young women to unleash their potential through a vigorous pursuit of knowledge, service to others, a global perspective, and leadership opportunities. This pursuit is guided by a commitment to the virtues of hospitality, compassion, integrity, and respect for the inherent dignity of all.

Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women encourages students to be pioneers of change. Our mission is to provide an enriching balance of learning, serving, and loving that creates a community of care and sisterhood.


Critical Concerns

The following are the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy:

  • We must deepen and assimilate more consciously the practice of NONVIOLENCE as an integral aspect of the charism of mercy.
  • We must deepen our response to the unrecognized and unreconciled RACISM, past and present, within our community.
  • We must revere EARTH and work effectively toward the sustainability of life and toward universal recognition of the fundamental right to water.
  • We must continue to embrace our particular concern for WOMEN.
  • We must stand in solidarity with IMMIGRANTS.