Mercy is a Sisterhood

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1931, Mercy High School Burlingame is driven by a clear mission: to provide a rigorous, Catholic education that prepares young women to lead with compassion and strive for excellence. Since its founding, more than 8,000 young women have graduated from Mercy with a powerful sense of self that provides a foundation for effective action and leadership in their communities. 

Mercy's vision of women's leadership is deeply informed by the experiences of our alumnae, who credit their Mercy education with giving them the capacities crucial to their success: intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and the self-confidence to step forward with conviction. 

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Mercy Charism

Catherine McAuley, Foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, was dedicated to serving those in need. She had a strong faith, courage and initiative. Others joined her and worked with her because they too believed in the dignity of all persons. They also believed that one must work actively to make the world a better place in which to live. 

Core Values of A Mercy Education
  • Spiritual Growth and Development
  • Educational Excellence
  • Special concern for the poor, especially women and children
  • Hospitality
  • Dignity
  • Compassion and Service
  • Collaboration