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    Our Lady of Mercy High School ::: Rochester, New York ::: Northeast U.S.

    Our Lady of Mercy, School for Young Women

    • Located in a suburb of Rochester New York, the third largest city in New York State
    • 800 students; grades 6-12; Average class size 20 students
    • Girls only; religious affiliation - Catholic
    • Advanced Placement, Honors and Dual Enrollment courses with Monroe Community College
    • University placements include Cornell University, Georgetown University among others
    • ESL Advisory Program only




    Temperate, snow in winter

    Student Body

    Girls only; 800 students (grades 6-12); 7% international

    Average Class Size

    20 students


    75 faculty; 99% with advanced degrees

    Student/Faculty Ratio


    College Placement

    100% University Placements including Boston College, Cornell University, Georgetown University, University of Notre Dame, Villanova University among others.

    Honors & AP

    Advanced Placement: 3D Studio Arts, Biology; Calculus AB & BC, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, European History, French Language, Latin, Physics 1 & 2, Psychology, Spanish Language, US Government & Politics, US History, World History

    Honors: English, Languages other than English (LOTE), Mathematics, Social Studies

    Dual Enrollment Courses with Monroe Community College: Accounting, Advanced Microsoft Applications, Calculus, Entrepreneurial Studies, Global Environment, Personal Finance, Principles of Business

    Programs of Study

    The minimum graduation requirements for grades 9 through 12 are as follows:

    English - 4 years
    Social Studies - 4 years
    Mathematics - 4 years
    LOTE - 3 years
    Science - 3 years
    Theology - 4 years
    Physical Education - 4 years (2 credits)

    LOTE - Language other than English: French, Latin, Spanish

    SAT/ACT Scores: Average SAT score = 1703; Average ACT score = 24.8


    Our Lady of Mercy is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools


    Sports: Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Crew, Cross-country, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball


    Studio Arts, Band, Ceramics, Dance, Drama, Instrumental Music, Liturgical Chorus, Performing Arts, Related Arts, Show Choir

    Extracurricular Activities

    Activities and Clubs: Band, Book Club, Boxing Club, Community Service, Cultural Awareness Club, Dance Club, Drama Club, Games Club, Gardening Club, Jazz Band, Lego League, Mathletes, National Honor Society, Photography Club, Quiz Bowl, Robotics, School Newspaper, Student Council, Students for Life, Yearbook


    Academic building with two distinct grade sections, Art Gallery, 2 Athletic fields, Auditorium, Band & Choral suites, Black Box Theater, Cafeteria, Chapel, Fitness Center, 2 gymnasiums, Interactive small lab learning center, Media Center/Library, Outdoor Track


    ESL Advisory Program only