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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. 

Learn About Our Heritage

Mercy High School is a sponsored ministry of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and is a member of the Mercy Education.



Who We Are


Our Campus


Meet the Team


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


Mission Statement

We, the community of Mercy High School, Burlingame, a Catholic College Preparatory school sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, educate young women of diverse religious, ethnic, social, and economic backgrounds to reverence and foster the dignity of each person; to create a community of hospitality; to lead with integrity and compassion; to strive for excellence; and to proclaim Gospel values in word and action.

Kohl Mansion

Mercy High School is housed in the historic Kohl Mansion, tucked in the beautiful Burlingame Hills. With its spectacular architecture and grounds, it is home to Kohl Mansion Events as well as Music at Kohl Mansion.

Kohl Mansion is available for private events such as weddings and social gatherings, holiday parties, corporate meetings, and more!

Music at Kohl Mansion presents world-class chamber concerts in the historic Kohl Mansion and music education in public schools on the San Francisco Peninsula. 


Who Will You Become
At Mercy?