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

Applying

Application Deadline
December 2
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$12,300
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
30%
Average Financial Aid
From Our Lady of Mercy Academy

Our Lady of Mercy Academy (OLMA) is a Catholic, accredited, college preparatory school for young women located in Newfield, NJ. OLMA empowers young women to lead a world of change and achieve their full potential -- as individuals, scholars, athletes, leaders, and in service to others. OLMA provides challenging academics and diverse extracurricular programs in an environment that promotes faith, sisterhood, achievement, leadership, and service. In 1962, the Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy established OLMA as South Jersey’s all-girls Catholic high school.

Our Lady of Mercy Academy 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
1130
50 responses
Average ACT
26
10 responses

OLMA L2T Program

The L2T Program builds self-confidence and takes communications and problem-solving skills to new heights. L2T stands for Leadership, Life Skills, and Technology and fosters the competencies for girls that today’s world expects from its leaders. L2T includes Brave Forward, Lifetime Fitness, Public Speaking, Computer Science, Financial Lit., Digital Communications, and Business 101 courses.

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Sisterhood day
    30%
  • Avent angel
    20%
  • Mary Day
    15%
  • Big brother big sister
    10%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

    Students

    Diversity
    B
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    187
    88%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
    88%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
    88%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very Low
    67%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
    Living in the Area
    B
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      B-
    2. Good for Families
      B
    3. Housing
      B-
    Median Household Income
    $83,547
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,330
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $199,900
    National
    $184,700

    Our Lady of Mercy Academy Reviews

    49 reviews
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    My experience at OLMA has been one of the best things that my family and I have ever done. Not only am I getting an amazing education but I am learning tools to help me when I am out of high school and move onto a higher education. The environment at OLMA is unlike any other. The all girls education is just so supportive and I don’t think there is a better word. You don’t go into a classroom and not hear girls chanting and encouraging each other to get the right answer or to keep trying because they are so close. The sports teams are up and coming. We get more and more girls coming who are amazing athletes everyday, and everyday we see our programs getting stronger and more exciting everyday as well. OLMA is a one of a kind school where the relationships here and the support systems are unreal. Making the choice to go to OLMA was and is the best decision my family or anyone’s family could ever make.
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    Our Lady of Mercy Academy has been a wonderful, nurturing environment that has allowed my daughter to grow academically, spiritually, and socially. They have provided a strong sense of independence with a balanced approach to school and expectations for the future. OLMA offers many experiences that have allowed my daughter to explore various areas of study and leadership roles.
    Our Lady of Mercy Academy is more than a school it’s a community of supportive students, family, friends and staff. Our young ladies today are faced with so many challenges and OLMA provides a safe, fun and memorable experience that the girls can learn and grow in. I recommend OLMA to any family looking to have their daughter develop into a young confident women.