CORE values...

The Academy community fosters growth of its students by teaching and living the Academy Core Values of respect, integrity, service, justice and compassion. These core values are rooted in Christian teachings and the value base of the Sisters of Mercy. The Academy both models and teaches non-violent conflict resolution and has created a safe and peaceful educational environment in which its students and faculty explore the academic world.


CHOOSING to accept what may be perceived as different without passing judgment

CHOOSING to appreciate social and cultural differences as strengths that enable people to work together


CHOOSING to be true and honest in all circumstances, living one’s highest version of self

CHOOSING to base one’s actions on a consistent set of principles and values at all times


CHOOSING to be a catalyst for social justice to ensure that all human beings are treated respectfully and equally

CHOOSING peace for myself and the world


CHOOSING to listen with an open heart, empathize with others and perform acts of kindness that alleviate suffering

CHOOSING to aid the planet and other’s needs


CHOOSING to act when a need is perceived by using one’s skills, ingenuity and experience to create benefit

CHOOSING to accept that in life we are all servers and  served