Our Lady of Mercy School

Serving the Community since 1955  |  WCEA/WASC Accredited

Your financial obligation to the school is the full annual tuition/fees. The schools’ expenses are incurred on an annual basis. Therefore, the school cannot afford to refund the tuition or cancel unpaid obligations if your child is forced to withdraw during the upcoming academic year. Tuition may be paid using the following options:

  • Option 1 - Single Payment Plan: Under this plan, the entire amount of tuition is paid directly to the school on or before June 26. Tuition paid in full by this date will receive a $200.00 discount per family.
  • Option 2 - Mandatory FACTS Tuition Plan: Under this plan, payments will be automatically transferred from you bank account monthly beginning in July. Parents have the option of a 5th, 10th, 20th, or 25th of the month transfer. All tuition accounts must be current at the end of each quarter in order for your child/children to continue attending school. Readmission to Our Lady of Mercy School will be granted only to those whose account is paid in full.

FACTS charges a $38 annual fee, which is assessed to your tuition account and paid over the course of the school year. Any family not paying annually or enrolled in FACTS will be assessed a $150 payment plan fee.

Parents who feel they have a problem meeting their financial obligation to the school are encouraged to discuss the matter with the Principal or Pastor.

The non-refundable Registration Fee for 2015-2016 is $450 for each child. This fee covers the cost of Department of Education fees, insurance fees, SAT testing, television programming fees, physical education, art, music and computer classes, library books, health services, classroom supplies, student online grading and textbooks. For returning families, registration fees cannot be accepted while delinquent tuition payments exist.

Tuition for the 2015-2016 School Year is:

  • $7,075 for 1 child
  • $12,560 for 2 children
  • $17,530 for 3 or more children

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School. We are honored to be a part of your search for the best learning environment for your child/children. Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School is deeply committed to presenting educational opportunities and challenges that lead to solid student achievement.

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School holds a prominent position in the Westlake community. For nearly sixty years, Catholic elementary education has been a priority in the parish. Our academic curriculum follows the directives of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, is aligned with the California State Standards, and is now implementing the national Common Core standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts. OLM has a diverse co-curricular program that offers exciting choices for students to pursue their passions.

The Home*School partnership is quite strong in our community. Through the generous participation of parents, families, the Parish, and community friends, OLM can offer a safe campus and an exciting learning program. We look forward to welcoming your family into our school family.

As you tour our campus and perhaps browse our website we are confident that you will feel a connection to this vibrant faith-based learning community. Once you catch that Bulldog spirit, let us know how we can support your application process.

We believe that we are a distinct product of the past as much as we are the hope of the future! Therefore, the climate of learning will be nurtured by faith and strong beliefs in the amazing uniqueness of each learner.

May God hold you always in the palm of His gentle Hand.


Kathleen M. Garcia

We currently have openings in each grade level. Call (650-756-3395) or e-mail us today for a tour or more specific information.  

  • According to current California Education Code and directives of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, children entering Kindergarten must be five (5) years of age on or before September 1st; it follows, students entering First Grade must be six (6) years of age by September 1st
  • All student applicants, K – 8, are assessed to ensure a smooth and appropriate transition into OLM School
  • Please submit the following with your formal application: Birth Certificate, Baptismal/Sacramental Certificates, Immunization Records and the most recent Report Card for the student
  • The complete Application Process includes all the necessary paperwork and the assessment appointment
  • There is a Non-Refundable Application Fee of $50.00

Our Lady of Mercy School, mindful of its mission to be witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at this school. Our Lady of Mercy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

School Tours

Formal School Tours for new families/new students will begin on Monday, November 5th. Interested Families of entering Kindergarten students, as well as Grades 1- 8, just need to check into the School Office at 9:00am. Mrs. Hogan will begin the formal tour at 9:15am.

Financial Aid

Families in need of tuition assistance may request forms from the principal in February and apply for financial aid through the Archdiocesan Scholarship Fund (processed through TADS) and The BASIC Fund.

Service Requirement

All families with children in Our Lady of Mercy School are obligated to fulfill a service requirement of 50 points (25 points for single parent families). Parents or legal guardians ONLY may complete the service point requirement.

Families not completing ALL their service requirement will be charged a tuition surcharge of $500 for those with a 50 point requirement and $250 for those with a 25 point requirement.

Ways to Earn Your Service Points

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