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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A
Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women is a highly rated, private, all-girls, Catholic school located in Rochester, NY. It has 786 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. Tuition is $11,185 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 99% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
1437 Blossom Road
Rochester, NY 14610
Telephone
(585) 288-7120

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$11,185
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
40%
Average Financial Aid

Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women 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
1240
170 responses
Average ACT
29
72 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 79 responses
Report
  • Golden Mass
    20%
  • Spirit Day
    20%
  • Moving Up Ceremony
    19%
  • Junior Ring Ceremony
    15%
  • Class Retreats
    8%
  • May Day
    8%
  • Rose Mass
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
786
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Poll
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
Poll
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
Poll
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$70,567
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$982
National
$949
Median Home Value
$171,800
National
$184,700
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Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women Reviews

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Mercy has been an experience that has shown me education goes beyond the walls of a building. As an all girls, Catholic school, I have learned to feel confident in so many aspects of my education. Public speaking, performance in the gymnasium or auditorium, conversations with administration and volunteering with those less fortunate exceed the textbook education I could have received elsewhere for a lot less money! With amazing, accredited public schools around me, choosing Our Lady of Mercy allowed me the religious principals and traditions to engage in while pursuing my academics and flourish. I am looking forward to continuing my academics in college to find my path and career moving forward in the future.
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I transferred to Mercy from a Rochester-area public school going into my junior year but it wasn't nearly as difficult as it sounds. Everyone was so welcoming and I quickly made some of the closest friends I've ever had. As an all-girl's school, I was able focus on my academics and explore topics usually avoided in co-ed classrooms. I was able to challenge myself through a variety of college-level and AP classes, participate in extracurricular activities, and build meaningful relationships. My self-confidence grew during my time at Mercy. I was also prepared to go to college after only two years.
I cannot say enough about how this school impacted my life and totally changed my life trajectory. I received a lot of college scholarship money and was far more ready to attend college than my peers. It made me more willing to participate in class and not be afraid to take on new challenges in school and now at work. All the college courses I took while I was enrolled at Mercy allowed me to graduate college early. Attending Mercy gave me a level of polish that has helped me to excel professionally, as well as taught me the importance of service and leading with compassion.

There can be a lot of academic pressure, but that's life. I could more easily handle the academic pressures of college and the pressures of my current job as an attorney. No one's high school experience is without challenges. But, I have no doubt in my mind, I would not be mid-twenties, making six figures, and at the start of a very successful career if not for my experience and education at Mercy.