Mercy Academics

Mother of Mercy provides a broad, challenging education for children  focused on the skills and knowledge essential for success in the 21st century.  An extensive curriculum featuring required and elective courses is available.  Placement occurs in four independent academic levels and is reviewed continually.

Mercy’s strong academic program is due, in part, to our proven block schedule in which classes meet every other day, resulting in 4-6 periods per day. Our teachers and student alike love the opportunities provided by block scheduling. Among many things, having 40-minute classes ever other day allows for extended learning opportunities, project-based activities and technology integration. The extended time is the best way to truly enable one-to-one education and inspire higher levels of critical thinking. It has been proven that block scheduling improves time management skills and is reflective of a college schedule. When you visit, you will see that our classrooms are lively with debate, the next great idea and advanced use of technology. Consequently, students truly commit to their classes, develop a strong work ethic and express themselves freely and fully.

Course Offerings

Each aspect of Mercy’s academic program is geared to stimulate excellence in the pursuit of learning for all Mercy students. Students receive a well-rounded education comprised of required and elective courses in religious studies, the fine arts and humanities, foreign language, mathematics, science, social studies, health and physical education, business and computer technology, consumer sciences, and an English curriculum emphasizing literature, grammar, and writing. Advanced placement (English, Physics, US History, Calculus, Art, French, Spanish, Biology), accelerated, college preparatory, and career oriented courses are available.