OLMCHS is a Catholic high school run in accordance with the charism of the Mercedarian Missionaries of Berriz, a Catholic religious order of woman: to carry out the evangelizing mission of the Church through the liberation of human persons, especially the underserved members of society.
OLMCHS strives to complement academic excellence with a deep commitment to faith. By recognizing the sanctity of human life, the inherent dignity of every human person as a creation of God with a unique purpose is affirmed. All students are offered the opportunity to study their world at many complex levels with a broad spectrum of coursework. The discovery and development of individual potential are encouraged in a variety of ways, so as to deepen self-knowledge and self-worth. Within the context of a Christ-centered educational community lies an unshakeable dedication to the education of the whole person as committed to truth, service, and academic inquiry.
Accumulating knowledge solely for the sake of knowledge is not an aim of the school. Rather, the curriculum aims to teach students how to use the knowledge they obtain for the purpose of living as men and women for others. In this way, students of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School will develop a sense of profound gratitude and appreciation for the privilege of their quality education, in turn fostering an awareness of individual responsibility to self and community as a means of deepening a commitment to peace and justice.
The goal of all graduates of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School, then, must be to allow their lives to be spent in ways that will improve the lives of their families, church, communities, islands, and world. Graduates will be prepared to pursue high education if they so choose, but will be prepared also to find success as wives, husbands, parents, and neighbors, contributing to the well-being of society through their well-developed faith, knowledge, and character. This mission and vision requires steadfast dedication from and collaboration with the parents of our students with regard to each aspect of their son or daughter’s formation.
What We Believe
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me