- 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.
- 18 Advanced Placement courses and college-credit courses.
- The STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) curriculum is expanding.
- Students participate in language fairs, history days, technology and business workshops, 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 Apple Apps Store and Google Play.
- 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.
- In 2017, Mercy received a donation from American National Bank to provide funds to offer all students ACT preparation through the OnToCollege with John Baylor program for all four years.
- 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. 17 students self-selected to be Eucharistic Ministers in 2017-18.
- Students volunteer about 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 2017-18, through the coordination of its Student Council, Mercy High School has surpassed its fundraising goal of $16,000 to build a school/community center in Cameroon and provide feminine hygiene products for young girls. $20,400 was collected, a new record.
- 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 a family’s financial situation.
- Annually $1.8 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 won the Class B Girls State Soccer Sportsmanship Award for our positive enthusiasm and fan spirit in 2018.
- Mercy went to state in Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Tennis in 2017-18 school year.
- Art students were awarded numerous honors from Artsonia, Scholastic Art, Celebrating Art Anthologies, the Catholic High School Show, the Governor’s Residence Exhibition Program, the Senior Show in Bellevue, and the 2nd Congressional Art Contest.
- The Mercy High Singers, groups, and individual performers earned numerous superior ratings at Districts. The Show Choir also competes at numerous contests throughout the area.
- Theatre students receive critical acclaim through thespian competitions and put on two productions each year.
- Since 1988, Mercy has had 33 National Merit Scholars.
- Nearly 100% of the Class of 2018 is attending college; 65% received scholarship awards.
- Our graduating classes earned $21 million in scholarships in the past five years.
- 19 members of the Class of 2018 received the Presidential Award for Excellence (3.5 GPA and above and 25 or higher on the ACT).