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OUR LADY OF MERCY ACADEMY

2020-2021 School Profile
1001 Main Road
Newfield, NJ 08344
PHONE:  (856) 697-2008
FAX: (856) 697-2887
OLMANJ.ORG
CEEB SCHOOL CODE: 310-996

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 OUR SCHOOL

Our Lady of Mercy Academy (OLMA) is a Catholic, accredited, college preparatory school for young women located in Newfield, NJ.  OLMA empowers young women to lead a world of change and achieve their full potential.  OLMA provides challenging academics and diverse extracurricular programs in an environment that promotes faith, sisterhood, achievement, leadership, and service.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

Admission to the Academy is competitive and students are evaluated based upon five areas: application with essay; teacher recommendation; transcript; entrance exam; and interview. Our Lady of Mercy Academy offers college prep, honors and AP courses.  Dual Credit is also available through various community colleges.  Students take the seven following academic courses per year:

Theology:  4 years
English:  4 years
Mathematics:  4 years
History:  3 years
Science (with lab): 3 years
Foreign Language:  2 years
L2T:  Leadership, Life Skills & Technology. L2T includes Brave Forward, Lifetime Fitness, and Public Speaking in Grade 9, followed by STEM and Business 101, Digital Literacy, Financial Literacy, and Introduction to Computer Science in Grade 10.

Mini-Mester Courses:  The OLMA Mini-Mester is a week-long experiential learning course that can include academic research, travel, service or leadership training. Students receive academic credit.  Mini-Mester Courses are required for students in grades 9-11.

Accreditation:  OLMA is accredited by Middle States Association of Secondary Schools & Colleges and are members of the National Catholic Education Association, the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools, and the National Coalition for Girls' Schools.

SAT SCORES

Class of 2020:
Top 10% 1310
Top 20% 1260
Top 30% 1170
Average SAT Score of Class of 2019: 1070
CR Score 2020: 550
Average Math Score 2020:  520

ADMINISTRATION

Provincial, Daughters of Mercy: Sr. Ambrogina Aldeni
Head of School: Brooke A. Coyle
Dean of Academics & Leadership: Jennifer Valore
Director of Athletics: Matt Lenguadoro
Director of College Guidance: Melissa Szawlewicz
Director of Admissions: Mary Jane Kinkade
Director of Development: Celia Ragonese

COURSE SUMMARY

Honors: 
Algebra I 
Algebra II 
American Literature 
Anatomy & Physiology 
Biology 
British Literature 
Chemistry I and Chemistry II
Geometry 
Literature I and Literature II 
Pre-Calculus 
Spanish III and Spanish IV
U.S. History I and U.S. History II 
Western Civilization 

AP:  Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Literature & Composition, Language & Composition, Psychology, U.S. History

Dual Credit: AP Calculus, Honors Spanish III, Honors Spanish IV, Honors U.S. History II, Honors Western Civilization, Business

HONORS

First Honors: 4.0 GPA
Second Honors: 3.5 GPA
Ranking: OLMA feels strongly that students possess their own unique strengths. OLMA does not rank as we do not believe that it accurately reflects a student's ability.

MARKING PERIODS

Beginning in 2018-2019: 2 Semesters, each calculated as 85% + Exam grade as 15%

2017-2018 and prior: 4 Quarters, 2 Semesters Semester grades will be calculated as follows: Each quarter = 3/7; Exam grade = 1/7; Final grade + Average of both semesters.

ATHLETICS

OLMA has 15 competitive sports: soccer, field hockey, volleyball, tennis, cross country, cheer, bowling, swim, basketball, indoor track, lacrosse, track & field, softball, golf, and crew.

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