Our Mission

The mission of Our Lady of Mercy Academy is to empower students to grow

as informed, inspired, compassionate souls.

Our Lady of Mercy Academy is a Catholic school welcoming

families of all faiths from the Monadnock area. Our

faith-based school program promotes high academic

standards and positive self-esteem, encourages personal

responsibility and public service, and instills a sense of


Our Philosophy and Values

We believe in Catholic Education that is centered in the

Spirit of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Lord.


We believe that our heritage in the Keene area gives us a

faith-filled view of our school, of life, and of our mission.


We believe that together, the Saint Joseph community of

parents, students, and teachers share a common vision---

one formed by the message of the Gospel.


We affirm the values of high academic standards, responsibility, service, community, and worship.


Because of our belief in high academic standards, we teach for a mastery of the basic learning skills by challenging students to use and develop their talents to the fullest.


Because of our belief in responsibility, we encourage our students to work both independently and cooperatively with others in a respectful manner.


Because of our belief in service, we teach our students to be aware of the needs of others and to reach out and help them. Because of our belief in community, we choose to be a people who care for one another and to create a family atmosphere in our school.


Because of our belief in worship, we celebrate our personal commitment to Jesus Christ in prayer, in song, in liturgies, in the sacraments and in religious instruction.


Because of our belief in the gospel message, we accept the challenge of Catholic Education calling us to a new vision of what our school can be.


Realizing the human need for identity, relatedness and purpose, we strive to form each student into a young adult, responding to those needs by being:

• A Hope-Filled Person

• A Person Who Emulates Christ’s Love To All People

• A Whole Person

• A Responsible Person

• An Enthusiastic Person

• A Wise Person


Our Vision

Our Lady of Mercy Academy will foster critical thinkers to go forth and create a just society.