Our Admissions Process

We're delighted that you are considering Our Lady of Mercy Academy!  We welcome the opportunity to share with you what we believe makes Mercy a very special learning community.  The admissions process is really about getting to know each other and discovering if Mercy is the right place for you.  This is a process for you to come to know our school, and to decide if Mercy Academy offers the kind of experience of which you and your family will want to become a part.  
We want to help in any way that we can with your decision.  If you would like additional details or wish to schedule a tour or shadow day, please contact Liberty Ebright, Dean of Students, at 603/352-2720 x503 or via email at
2021-2022 School Year
Admissions will continue throughout this year on a rolling basis.  
2022-2023 School Year
Admissions opens for the 2022-2023 school year on November 1 for students from Saint Joseph Regional School and on December 1 for all students.  Acceptance letters will begin to go out during the second week of January 2022.  Space is very limited for each class, so we strongly encourage students to apply as soon as possible.  

For the 2022-2023 school year, the tuition is $7,950.  This rate will be frozen through the remainder of the student's attendance at Mercy for those students who begin in 2022-2023.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

All 9th grade students and transfer students are strongly encouraged to apply for financial assistance through the NH Children's Scholarship Fund at


Fr. Alan Tremblay has created a scholarship fund for parishioners of the Parish of the Holy Spirit.  To obtain details and indicate your interest, please contact the Parish Office directly at 603-352-3525 or via email at

Financial assistance is available for qualifying families.  Families should apply at:

Our Lady of Mercy Academy admits students of any gender, race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

In 2021, the State of New Hampshire created the new Education Freedom Accounts (EFA) program to help expand educational opportunities for New Hampshire children. Eligible New Hampshire families earning up to 300% of the poverty line (see chart to the right) can direct part of their child’s state education funding to pay for tuition at the school of their choice (including Mercy Academy), tutoring, online learning programs, educational supplies, internet connectivity, and other educational expenses.  Applications are accepted throughout the year on a rolling basis.  The typical amount received is $3,400.  For details and to apply CLICK HERE.


The John J. Nielson Scholarship is given to Catholic students within the Parish of the Holy Spirit who exhibit John's desire to spread the faith through education and to ensure that no student is excluded from Catholic education for financial reasons. This scholarship assists three families each year to overcome financial concerns to have their children attend Saint Joseph Regional School and Our Lady of Mercy Academy. Each school year, one elementary school student, one middle school student, and one high school student receives Nielson Scholarships.  We are honored to have the trust of the Nielson family, grateful for their continued commitment to our students, and proud to honor John's wishes.  

The Winnie Morenz Scholarship, setup by her husband Ed Morenz, honors Dr. Winifred “Winnie” Morenz, who passed away in 2017.  Winnie was an active member of the Parish of the Holy Spirit, serving as both a lector and Eucharistic Minister.  Winnie touched countless lives in the Keene community through her veterinary practice.  All three of Winnie and Ed's children attended St. Joseph Regional School. The new scholarship fund continues the legacy of Winnie’s positive, giving spirit to help families who may not be able to send their children to Our Lady of Mercy Academy.

Financial assistance also comes from the Monsignor Daniel O. Lamothe Adopt-A-Student Fund.  As a graduate of St. Joseph Regional School, Monsignor Dan has been a strong supporter of Catholic education throughout his life.  In his honor, this fund was established to provide much needed tuition assistance to families with children attending St. Joe's and Mercy Academy. 

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