Catherine McAuley, the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, was a woman of great vision. Catherine envisioned the faith-based education of women as a means to create social change and help women discover and achieve their full potential. It is this philosophy that is the foundation of Mercy High School. My favorite quote from Catherine expresses it well. “No work of charity can be more productive of good to society than the careful instruction of women.”
Thank you for your interest in Mercy. We realize there are many things to consider when you are searching for the right high school. At Mercy, we pride ourselves on being unique. No other school our size has the blend of academics, diversity, athletics, activities and spiritual tradition in a welcoming and innovative environment.
Mercy has a 60-year legacy of quality education in this community. But Mercy is also not standing on its laurels. Leadership has developed a Strategic Plan that offers a vision for enhancing our curriculum, student support services and technology for the 21st century, a campus master plan that supports that vision, and an alumnae and donor engagement program that strengthens and builds our priceless constituent support.
At Mercy we firmly believe that our college-preparatory, quality education should be available to any girl who desires it. We established our Negotiated Tuition Program, where tuition is set based on each family’s financial situation, decades ago to give girls this opportunity. I am proud to say that 82% of our students receive this assistance totaling more than $1.6 million annually. In fact, we provide more financial assistance per student than any other high school in Omaha.
Our students also represent the Omaha community. Our unique and small community is diverse socioeconomically, racially, culturally and more, which enhances the individualized experience our girls receive. It sets us apart.
See for yourself the Mercy difference. We invite you to schedule a visit to the school through our Admissions Office.
Many blessings to you and yours,