OLMA Annual Fund
Support Young Women Leading a World of Change
One conversation with our students, and you'll know something exciting is happening here. The young women in our classrooms have big plans for tomorrow. As educators, we want nothing more than to see them succeed, but we can’t do it alone.
Please support our students and make a gift to our OLMA Annual Fund today.
If you would like to send a check, you can mail a check made out to "Our Lady of Mercy Academy" and send to OLMA at 1001 Main Road, Newfield, NJ 08344 or simply call us at 856-697-2008. You can also contact our development director, Celia Ragonese, at email@example.com.
Take a look at what your gift will support:
OLMA empowers women to lead a world of change and achieve their full potential — as individuals, scholars, athletes, leaders, and in service to others. The OLMA L2T Program builds self-confidence and takes communications and problem-solving skills to new levels of excellence. L2T stands for Leadership, Life Skills, and Technology and was created to foster the competencies for girls that today’s world expects from its leaders.
L2T begins with our Brave Forward, Lifetime Fitness, and Public Speaking courses. In year two, it expands to include a Computer Science course focused on programming, technology, and STEM-related career exploration. It also includes a Business 101 course that covers financial literacy, digital citizenship, and business technology. The results speak for themselves as students are overcoming fears and insecurities and succeeding at things they never imagined they could.
OLMA has more to offer the young women of South Jersey than ever before. Coupled with the fact that an increasing number of students and families are realizing the benefits of an all-girls education and seeking us out, our enrollment has nearly doubled since 2016. Our students are benefiting from our state-of-the-art MAC Lab and the new Center for Business and Collaborative Learning.
Our core academic curriculum also has new additions. Our Advanced Placement (AP) lineup grew by three courses — Computer Science, Calculus, and Language and Composition. Also new is the Introduction to Computer Science course and American Sign Language. Our foreign language program has expanded to include online courses providing students with a broader array of options.
This summer, we invested more than $400,000 to fully renovate the OLMA Cafe for the first time in the school's 57-year history. The work included installing central air conditioning and the results are stunning. The Cafe is now a much larger, more functional, and inviting space for students to dine, meet, study, and relax.
Plans are taking shape for a brand-new Science Lab, additional renovations to older rooms within OLMA, athletic facilities and continuing measures to make sure our students are safe. Building improvements are critical to help instill pride in our school and elevate our learning environments for our students.