Our Lady of Mercy School
Serving the Faithful Community Since 1955 WCEA/WASC Accredited

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WELCOME
Our Lady of Mercy School is a Catholic parish elementary school, grades preschool-8th grade, co-educational, founded in 1955, originally staffed by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael.
 
MISSION STATEMENT

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.

 

ACCREDITATION



Our Lady of Mercy School is fully accredited by Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).  The Preschool is fully licensed by the State of California (Facility License #414002868).

 

ADDRESS

7 Elmwood Drive, Daly City, CA  94015

Office:  (650) 756-3395        Fax:  (650) 756-5872

Website:  olmbulldogs.com

 

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

Reverend Domingo Orimaco, Pastor

Mr. Jeffrey Burgos, Principal

Ms. Beth Gorman, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sheila Evilla, Preschool Dirctor

Mrs. Maureen Vera Cruz, Extended Care Director

 

FACULTY AND STAFF

Classroom Teachers, Instructional Aides; Resource Director; School Counselor; Technology Director; Librarian; PE and Athletic Director; Music Instructor; Choir Director; Band Instructor; Director of Religious Education; Movement Dance; Drama Instructor; Office Managers; Extended Care Staff; Preschool Staff; and Facility Manager.

 

STUDENTS

Our school community reflects the rich cultural and ethnic diversity of the Bay Area represented by Filipino, other Asian, Euro-American and African American traditions.

 

 

EXTENDED CARE

It is an on-site school operated program of before and/or after school care, supervision, and enrichment, which serves exclusively the students, K-8th, who are enrolled as a regular students at OLM. Opens at 7:00 am to 7:50 am and Dismissal at the end of the day is 6:00 pm.  Separate enrollment required.

 

PRESCHOOL

Sister Claire's Preschool provides a nurturing environment in which children can grow and develop at their own pace, establishing a positive self image, and a sense of responsibility and independence.  Tours are available by appointment.

 

CURRICULUM

The curriculum derives its strength from the California State Standards, Guidelines of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, and National Common Core Standards.  Our entire program academic and social, is deeply rooted on our Catholic Faith tradition; it advocates awareness of and respect for the rich cultural and spiritual diversity of our community and of our world.

 

FACILITIES

 Our facilities include well-maintained buildings and classrooms, a 7,000 volume computer-automated library, 12 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.

 

PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION "PTO"

Parents are our VIPs (very involved people).  There are participation requirements.

 

SCHOOLSPEAK

Our school's use of this web technology makes everyday tasks easier for our teachers, parents, students and administrators.  Schoolspeak helps us focus on personalized online communication and improved parent involvement. SchoolSpeak brings all solutions under a single login - online communication, student information, secure portal, attendance, grade book, report cards, homework, announcements, calendars, email, text messaging, lunch ordering, online store, payments, online emergency forms, volunteer signup, emergency notification and more.

 

TOUR INFORMATION

Tours are available at 9:15 on Mondays through Thursday during school days.  Special events are advertised as they approach.

 

TUITION AND FEES

Current tuition rates are:  $7,340 per year for one child, $13,035 for two children, and $18,195 for three or more.  Application fee is $50.00 and registration fee is $450.00 per student.  Preschool is based on schedule of attendance.

 

FINANCIAL AID

Grants are available through the Archdiocese of San Francisco and The Basic Fund.  The school has a limited financial grant program.

 

PROGRAMS

                              ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT                                           WELLNESS AND FITNESS

                       Spelling Bee, Bible Bee, Geography Bee, Computer                            Physical Education, Boys/Girls Volleyball,

                         Class, Resource Center and Library                                                  Boys/Girls Basketball, Fun Run, Baseball K-8th

                                                                                                                                   CYO Outdoor Environmental Education

                                                                                                                                      Camp/Retreat

 

 

                 ARTS AND CULTURE                                     RELIGIOUS CELEBRATION

                  Drama Club, Band, Concert Choir, Ukulele Club,                                  St. Francis' Blessing of the Animals, 

                Art In Action, Safety Patrols, Visual Arts,                                             Advent Wreath BlessingSt. Nick's Celebration, 

                 Speech Club,  Class Fieldtrip, Carnival,                                               Christmas Program, May Crowning, 

                and Chinese New Year Celebration                                                 First Communion/Reconciliation, Confirmation