With an average class size of 18 students, and an average AP class size of 12 students, Mercy teachers can provide individualized instruction in a challenging environment. Teachers are widely available throughout the day and after school to meet with students who seek additional support.
In addition to teacher support, peer tutoring is available, and Mercy maintains a list of outside tutors who work with our teachers on specific skills. The Lunch Study program gives students an opportunity to meet with our Resource Coordinator or peer tutors during their lunch period. Students with diagnosed learning differences are enrolled in our comprehensive AMES program.
Each student is assigned one academic counselor for her four years at Mercy who will help her set goals and choose courses that are aligned with her interests and talents. When students need additional support, academic counselors assemble a team that coaches students on study strategies. Our wellness counselor provides social and emotional support in individual and group sessions, as needed. Our college counselor meets with students to develop and see through a plan for college acceptances.
The Library is an integral part of the curriculum at Mercy. Library staff work closely with faculty to ensure the right resources are available to students for projects, research assignments, and homework. We use over 25 online databases to extend the library’s collection of resources for current and historical events – teaching students step-by-step how to use information effectively.