Our Lady of Mercy School

Serving the Community since 1955  |  WCEA/WASC Accredited

Established in 1955, Our Lady of Mercy School is a Catholic, coeducational parish elementary school. We are a community of faith that provides for the growth of the whole child, nourishing each child’s spiritual, intellectual, social, psychological, and physical growth.

OLM offers two sections of each grade from kindergarten through grade eight, for a total of over 400 students. Our highly qualified teachers set high expectations for academic excellence and incorporate the latest educational approaches into the curriculum.

In addition to traditional subjects, OLM offers art, music, physical education, and library skills as part of the regular curriculum. Students may choose chorus, band, drama, student council, yearbook, speech club, cheerleading and after-school league sports as electives.

Our Kindergarten program is full day and offers all the programs available to students in Grades 1 through 8. We have a full-time credentialed special education teacher on staff for students who need additional assistance or have special needs, and a full-time licensed counselor to assist students and families. Our Extended Care Program “The Clubhouse” is open from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Homework Club is available for students in grades 5 through 8.

Our facilities include well-maintained buildings and classrooms, a 7,000 volume computer-automated library, a state-of-the-art Apple computer lab, 3 portable laptop carts, a multi-purpose hall, a large, fenced schoolyard with fulltime security, and an extended care facility. In 2009 the school completed its rewiring project and purchased two servers to establish the school's first network. The entire campus, including our church hall, is wirelessly connected.

In September, 2004, OLM received the "Best of the Best" of Private Schools award by San Francisco and Peninsula readers of Bay Area Parent Magazine.

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA).  WCEA accredits Catholic elementary and secondary schools in nine western states (26 (arch) dioceses) and the US Territory of Guam.  WCEA co-accredits and is in partnership with three Regional agencies (WASC, NAAS, NCA) and two private agencies (CAIS and HAIS).   WCEA began in 1957 in San Francisco and has a long and successful history of assisting school improvement through the accreditation process.

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School is also accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

This process currently takes place every six (6) years.  The current WCEA/WASC accreditation runs through June 2018.

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School is mindful of our educational responsibility to provide for the development of the total student.

Learners come to realize their God-given potential and abilities through the collaborative work of our faculty and staff, which is strengthened by our valuable home – school connection.

To this end, our school diversifies the presentation of subject content using differentiated lessons while addressing the varied learning modalities and multiple intelligences of our students.

The integration of Catholic doctrine, the open practice of faith, and active participation in Christian service define the pursuit of high achievement at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School.

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School collaborates with our families and parish communities to provide a learning environment that calls our students to realize their God-given potential and talents.

Our Lady of Mercy School  |  7 Elmwood Drive  |  Daly City, CA 94015  |  (650) 756-3395