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School Profile

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

The Mission of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School, in collaboration with our diverse families and communities, is to provide faith-based Catholic Education that engages and nourishes our students’ academic, social, emotional, and spiritual formation empowering them to be of service to God and others.

 

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

Facebook: www.facebook.com/olmbulldogs

ADMINISTRATION

Reverend Domingo Orimaco, Pastor

Mr. Jeffrey Burgos, Principal

Ms. Dana Sargenti, Assistant Principal

Ms. Julie Picardal, Preschool 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 full-time 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 am on Tuesdays through Thursday during school days.  Special events are advertised as they approach.

 

TUITION AND FEES

Current tuition rates are:  $9,040 per year for one child, $16,050 for two children, and $22,400 for three or more. 

Application fee is $50.00 and registration fee is $450.00 per student.  Preschool is based on schedule of attendance.

Please refer to Tuition and Admission Fees for more information. 

 

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

 Spelling Bee, Bible Bee, Geography Bee, Computer Class, Resource Center and Library 

WELLNESS AND FITNESS

Physical Education, Boys/Girls Volleyball,  Boys/Girls Basketball, Fun Run, Baseball K-8th,
CYO Outdoor Environmental Education, Camp/Retreat

ARTS AND CULTURE

 Drama Club, Band, Concert Choir, Ukulele Club,   Art In Action, Safety Patrols, Visual Arts, 
Speech Club,  Class Field Trips, Carnival, and Chinese New Year Celebration   

                                           

RELIGIOUS CELEBRATION

St. Francis' Blessing of the Animals, Advent Wreath Blessing, St. Nick's Celebration,
Christmas Program, May Crowning,  First Communion/Reconciliation, Confirmation

Schoolwide learning Expectations

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