About Us

"No work of charity can be more productive to the good of society . . than the careful instruction of women" Catherine McAuley, Foundress of the Sisters of Mercy

Welcome to Mercy High School, Burlingame! Whether you are a prospective family visiting for the first time, a parent, student, or alumna, we hope that your visit to our website is inspiring and gives you a feeling for the Mercy charism and spirit.

We are so proud of what Mercy has to offer: a single gender education which encourages each young woman to grow in faith, envision her future and discover her talents through a challenging and motivating academic and co-curricular program. As a Catholic college preparatory of 375 young women, we have created a unique community on the San Francisco Peninsula in which each student is known by her teachers and classmates and each girl is invited to achieve her dreams. Each year 98-100% of our graduates pursue post-secondary education, a percentage far in excess of the national average. Mercy faculty and staff are well-educated and committed to helping our students reach their greatest potential intellectually and personally.

Since 1931, Mercy's long tradition of excellence has made it one of the premier schools for young women seeking a small Catholic all-girl high school on the San Francisco Peninsula. We encourage you to visit our campus, attend Open House or one of our events, and explore all of the possibilities at Mercy.