School Profile

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.


Provincial, Daughters of Mercy
Sr. Ambrogina Aldeni 

Head of School
Brooke A. Coyle 

Director of Student Leadership
Jennifer Valore

Director of Athletics
Matt Lenguadoro

Director of Admissions
Nicole Donovan 

School Counselors
Tabatha Dalponte
Margaret Duke 

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.


OLMA has 16 competitive sports: soccer, field hockey, volleyball, tennis, cross country, cheer, bowling, swim, basketball, indoor track, lacrosse, track & field, softball, golf, crew, and sailing.


Admission to the Academy is competitive and students are evaluated based upon five areas: application with essay; letters of 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.

Theology:  4 years
English:  4 years
Mathematics:  4 years
History:  3 years
Science (with lab): 3 years
Foreign Language:  2 years
Leadership I & II:  Leadership I & II are freshman and sophomore year courses, respectively, designed to support positive leadership growth and development and provide a dedicated learning environment for practicing bravery in the face of fear. 

Mini-Mester Courses:  Through a week-long experiential learning program, the OLMA Mini-Mester delivers a wide variety of experiences and learning opportunities. A complete catalog of available Mini-Mester courses is provided to students each year.


Honor Courses: 
Algebra I 
Algebra II 
American Literature 
Anatomy & Physiology 
British Literature 
Chemistry I and Chemistry II
Literature I and Literature II 
Spanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III, and Spanish IV
U.S. History I and U.S. History II  

AP Courses:  Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English Literature & Composition, Language & Composition, Psychology, U.S. History, Statistics and Government & Politics

Dual Credit Courses: Business, Honors Spanish III, Honors Spanish IV, Honors U.S. History II


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


Note:  The grading scale below applies to the 2019-2020 school year and beyond to better reflect AP coursework. 
Letter Grade Range College Prep Honors AP
A+ 97-100 4.0 4.5 5.0
A 93-96 4.0 4.5 5.0
A- 90-92 3.7 4.2 4.7
B+ 87-89 3.3 3.8 4.3
B 83-86 3.0 3.5 4.0
B- 80-82 2.7 3.2 3.7
C+ 77-79 2.3 2.8 3.3
C 73-76 2.0 2.5 3.0
C- 70-72 1.7 2.2 2.7
D+ 67-69 1.3 1.8 2.3
D 65-66 1.0 1.5 2.0
F Below 65    .0    .0    .0


Head of School Honors | 4.0 and All A’s

First Honors | 4.0 GPA;No grade below a B-

Second Honors | 3.5 GPA;No grade below a B-

OLMA does not rank.


Class of 2022:
Top 10% 1365
Top 20% 1295
Top 30% 1255
Mean Average Class of 2022: 1100

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