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Our Lady of Mercy follows curriculum standards set by the State of North Carolina and the Diocese of Charlotte. Below are links to the specific curriculum guidelines we follow, as well as more general overview for each grade, describing what a Mercy student will experience in a given grade.
The curriculum subjects included are:

English/Language Arts
Social Studies
Religion/Family Life
Physical Education
Information Skills

Click here for details about the North Carolina Common Core State Standards and Essential Standards.

Kindergarten Overview 
First Grade Overview 
Second Grade Overview 
Third Grade Overview 
Fourth Grade Overview 
Fifth Grade Overview 
Sixth Grade Overview 
Seventh Grade Overview 
Eighth Grade Overview 
PreK - Creative Curriculum

Sacramental Preparation

The spiritual life of the child is nurtured at the school, at liturgical celebrations in the parish, and within the family. However, it is your own parish, not the school, which is responsible for the immediate preparation of the sacraments. This preparation may include retreats, workshops, rites, parent meetings, sacramental preparation sessions and rehearsals and eventually, the sacramental celebration itself.

Please register your children in the sacramental programs offered at your parish with the understanding that the final phase of preparation does not occur at school. Registration times vary from parish to parish, so parents should contact the Sacramental Coordinator in their parish, two years prior to the sacramental year.

Family Presence at Weekly Mass

Our students participate in a weekly Mass as part of our school activities. However, family attendance and participation at a Saturday vigil mass or Sunday mass is an important opportunity for parent-directed religious education as well as parish community building.

It is therefore essential to our mission as Catholic School educators in partnership with parents that families attend Mass on a weekly basis, and that parents attentively provide example/ assistance to their children in developing habits of active participation in Mass.