Our Lady of Mercy Academy
OLMA is a Catholic High School for girls sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas: Mid-Atlantic Community.
Our Lady of Mercy Academy is dedicated to providing a comprehensive education grounded in the charism of Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy. Guided by the principles of Fides, Mores, and Cultura, the faculty and staff educate young women within a compassionate environment to empower them to be authentic witnesses of Catholic values in the global community. We
believe a collaborative environment is essential to achieve a common goal. We believe compassiom and service are necessary to promote moral integrity. We believe it is important to educate our students about the roles of women in history and to challenge them to realize their unique genius. We believe every person has value and deserves respect. We believe through daily prayer, liturigical celebrations, and opportunities for service we encourage spiritual growth.
The Mercy graduate is a woman of integrity who is intelligent, compassionate and self-motivated. Grounded in the gospel message and the teachings of Catherine McAuley, she recognizes the dignity of all people and works to ensure social justice. As an independent thinker open to growth, she is intellectually, socially and physically equipped to assume her role as a force in the world.
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