A college-preparatory, customized education for each student is offered with a 13:1 student/teacher ratio.
50% 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 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.
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 Zambia. In 2016, the school raised over $14,000.
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 and 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 was runner up in the Ralston Show competition in January 2016.
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.