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Who We Are

Mercy High School, Burlingame is a Catholic, all girls' school where rigorous education is driven by faith, values, and care for the whole student. Set in the historic Kohl Mansion, Mercy nurtures a strong community where students are known and encouraged as individuals, and challenged to understand and pursue their purpose.

We approach learning with care and thoughtfulness, where our small class sizes give girls direct and focused attention. Through inclusive academic and extracurricular programs, Mercy students experience the value of sisterhood and tradition, and are instilled with a lifelong love of learning.

Who We Are
Academic Excellence


Faith & Service


Student Life


Value of An All Girls' Education

At Mercy, a girl occupies every role: every seat on student council, every position on a team, every club leadership role. Each day, our students see girls learning, growing and achieving – and take advantage of the myriad of opportunities to do the same. All girls' education facilitates higher academic achievement with teachers dedicated to how girls learn. Uninhibited, Mercy students are encouraged to be themselves and celebrate their unique interests, building deep connections and self-confidence. At Mercy, our students develop the skills to achieve success in college and beyond. Click here to view a selection of Mercy alumnae, and explore their academic achievements and career paths.

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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.

A Global Community

Mercy High School, Burlingame is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy - an international Catholic religious order of women who influence and serve in healthcare, education, low-income housing, social services, social justice, and advocacy work. Our high school is a part of Mercy Education System of the Americas (MESA), an educational network of schools which includes 40 high schools, 20 elementary schools, and 17 Universities and Colleges sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy.

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