Enhanced academic curriculum creates pioneers of change
of faculty hold doctorate or master’s degrees
students from 39 school districts
Mercy provides three unique community learning environments on one campus (6th grade, 7th and 8th grades, and high school), offering age-appropriate academic, social, emotional, and spiritual experiences. We offer a 14:1 student to faculty ratio, with our faculty focused on continuous curriculum improvement. Mercy does not participate in the NYS Regents Program; rather, our curriculum is aligned to national College and Career Readiness Standards. Our curriculum review and enhancement is inspired by our Strategic Plan and led by our Board of Trustees, administration, teacher teams, and our full-time Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction.
We are extremely proud of our faculty – 96% of whom hold doctorate or master’s degrees. Before receiving an invitation to join us, teachers must be fully credentialed experts in his/her field, passionate about the craft of teaching, and dedicated to working with students to help them exceed their expectations. Our halls are filled with students who join us from 37 different school districts; home schools; and public, private, and parochial schools; as well as international schools from two dozen countries around the world. Our diverse student body prepares Mercy Girls for today’s global society.
Cheryl Speranza Leadership Institute
Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women is proudly accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA). Every seven years, we take part in the reaccreditation process. Through the use of surveys, data analysis, and collaborative work, this self-study protocol guides the faculty, staff, and Mercy community to assess where we currently are as a school and to create goals for where we want to be by 2027.
The MSA requires school-wide OBJECTIVES; ACTION PLANS to reach those objectives; and specified, detailed REPORTING that documents Mercy’s process. This process started in January 2019 with an evaluation and appropriate revisions of Mercy’s foundation documents: Mission Statement, Belief Statements, and Profile of a Graduate. These documents are the building blocks for not only our MSA work, but also serve as the basis for decision making at all levels – from the classroom to the boardroom.
A Mercy Graduate…
- Is grounded in her Faith
- Is a healthy Risk Taker
- Demonstrates a Growth Mindset
- Is Globally Ready
- Is Resilient
- Is a Problem Solver
- Is a Communicator
Click the buttons below to explore how Mercy is addressing the Middle States reaccreditation process, learn more about our Leadership Distinction Program, and review our Program of Studies which demonstrates how leadership training is infused throughout our curricula.