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Academics

  • A college-preparatory, customized education for each student is offered with a 13:1 student/teacher ratio.
  • More than 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.

 Faith

  • 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, 22% of the Class of 2017 self-selected to be Eucharistic Ministers.
  • Students volunteer 11,000 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.

Financial Support

  • 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.
  • Students come from 42 parishes and represent nearly all residential zip codes in the Omaha metro area.

Athletics & extracurricular activities

  • Students participate in 9 sports, cheer, dance teams, theatre productions, show choir and forensics, as well as 20 clubs.
  • Mercy went to state in Swimming, Tennis and Track in the 2016-17 school year.
  • Art students took numerous awards in the Scholastic Art Show, Celebrating Art anthologies and the Catholic High School Show.  Honors Art Students took part in the Nebraska By Heart public art project.
  • Show Choir received seven trophies including two first place finishes, Mercy High Singers received a Superior at the District Music Contest and the girls sang for Mercy Villa, New Cassel, St. John Vianney Classy Seniors, Holy Cross Altar Society, The Stomer Chases and were featured in The Wizard of Oz.  
  • Theatre students receive critical acclaim through thespian competitions.

Successful Outcomes

  • Since 1988, Mercy has had 33 National Merit Scholars. In the last four years, the school has had three National Merit Scholarship winners.
  • 100% of the class of 2017 is attending college; more than 50% received scholarship awards.
  • Our graduating classes earned $25 million in scholarships in the past six years.
  • 33% of the class of 2017 received the Presidential Award for Excellence (3.5 GPA and above and 24 or higher on ACT).
  • 6 students were Omaha World-Herald scholars--either first in the class and/or received a 32 or above on the ACT.