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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Sports
    B-

Applying

Application Deadline
January 6
Application Fee
$650
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
HSPT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$23,114
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid
From Mercy High School, Burlingame

Mercy High School, Burlingame is a Catholic, all-girls school where rigorous education is driven by faith, values, and care for the whole student. Set in the historic Kohl Mansion, Mercy nurtures a strong community where students are known and encouraged as individuals, and challenged to understand and pursue their purpose.

We approach learning with care and thoughtfulness, where our small class sizes give girls direct and focused attention. Through inclusive academic and extracurricular programs, Mercy students experience the value of sisterhood and tradition, and are instilled with a lifelong love of learning.

Mercy High School, Burlingame Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1160
75 responses
Average ACT
26
22 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Mercy Week
    43%
  • Kairos
    22%
  • Formal/prom
    17%
  • Pep rallies
    9%
  • Ropes Course Freshmen Year
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    380
    67%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
    60%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    11:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    68%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
    Poll
    58%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    B+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    92%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
    46%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
    54%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      D+
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      C
    Median Household Income
    $122,999
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $2,083
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $1,709,500
    National
    $184,700

    Mercy High School, Burlingame Reviews

    111 reviews
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    I graduated from Mercy a few years back and have nothing but great memories from my time there. The friendships I made and still have, the teachers that helped me find the best path for me, and the many resources available to students to prepare us for college are just a few of the many reasons I enjoyed my years there. Because of the science classes I took, I pursued a degree in Chemistry and am currently in graduate school and would not be here today if it weren't for the teachers and curriculum at Mercy. Participating in student council allowed me to find my voice and am forever grateful for all of the opportunities that were given to us. I would highly recommend Mercy to all young women looking for a great and memorable four years!
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    I cannot say enough about the wonderful four years I spent at Mercy. Mercy gave me the skills I needed to be a successful college student. Further, I used the study techniques I gained during my time here not only in college, but currently as a Ph.D. candidate in Biochemistry. I honestly believe that the quality of instructors here are what makes the students thrive in their future endeavors. Additionally Mercy gives endless opportunities for students to take part in whatever they're interested in, whether it be athletics, art, drama, or leadership. Aside from academics, I made lasting friendships at Mercy-- many of which I still maintain today. At this institution, I learned to be a strong woman and advocate for myself, surrounded by other strong women. I could not have asked for a better high school experience! Any student would be lucky to attend Mercy High School.
    Excellent school for my two daughters! Caring faculty, excellent academics and extra-curricular programs that help young women become their greatest self.