- A college-preparatory, customized education for each student is offered with a 13:1 student/teacher ratio.
- 60% of faculty members have their master’s degrees.
- 10 Advanced Placement courses and 11 dual enrollment courses are available and translate into college credit.
- The STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) curriculum is expanding.
- Students participate in language fairs, history days and other academic competitions.
- Cutting-edge technology enhances the learning experience.
- Students and teachers use iPads and other smart devices.
- Students and parents can monitor their grades and retrieve class notes remotely through RenWeb.
- Courses are available in Web and Adobe Digital Design.
- The school has its own app available on the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store.
- As part of its accreditation process through AdvancED, Mercy was evaluated in March 2015. The school exceeded the AdvancEd Network Averages in every category.
- An Academic Success Center offers an enhanced pathway to success in an environment of support that focuses on academic outcomes, spiritual growth and student success.
- The School is part of a 150-year legacy of education by the Sisters of Mercy in Omaha.
- Faith in action is part of the Mercy experience. Prayer, retreats, faith leadership opportunities and service projects are integrated into school life. In fact, 25% of the Class of 2015 self-selected to be Eucharistic Ministers.
- Students volunteer 12,000 hours annually—providing compassionate service for others.
- As part of the network of Mercy high schools throughout the country, students hold a Mission Week and support educational efforts in other countries. In 2017, the school raised $18,000 to help educate girls in Nigeria.
- Students come from 42 parishes and represent nearly all residential zip codes in the Omaha metro area.
- Mercy believes that a quality, faith-based education should be accessible to any girl who desires it. To facilitate this, the Negotiated Tuition Program determines tuition based on the family’s financial situation.
- Annually $1.6 million in financial assistance is distributed resulting in 82% of Mercy families benefitting from the program.
- Mercy provides more financial assistance—per student—than any other Catholic high school in Omaha.
Athletics & extracurricular activities
- Students participate in 9 sports, cheer, dance teams, theatre productions, show choir and forensics, as well as 20 clubs.
- Mercy won the Class B Girls State Soccer Sportsmanship Award for our positive enthusiasm and fan spirit in 2015.
- Mercy went to state in Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis and Track in the 2015-16 school year.
- Art students took numerous awards in Artsonia, Scholastic Art, the Governor’s Residence Exhibition Program, the Senior Show in Bellevue and the 2nd Congressional Art Contest.
- Mercy High Singers and individual performers earned numerous superior ratings at Districts. The Show Choir won numerous awards in competitions this year.
- Theatre students receive critical acclaim through thespian competitions.
- Since 1988, Mercy has had 33 National Merit Scholars.
- 97% of the class of 2016 is attending college; 50% received scholarship awards.
- Our graduating classes earned $21 million in scholarships in the past five years.
- 29% of the class of 2016 received the Presidential Award for Excellence (3.5 GPA and above and 24 or higher on ACT).
- In 2015, Mercy High School received the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award—the only high school to receive this award.