Our Lady of Mercy Preparatory Academy focuses on WHOLE CHILD: mind, body, spirit. 


We create a rigorous academic culture by teaching foundational skills, then practicing those skills through application and project-based learning. Students reflect upon their learning, in a Christ-centered learning environment.

Our curriculum is closely aligned to Connecticut Core Standards and National Standards. OLM Prep exceeds the standards outlined in:

  • National Association of Private Catholic Schools and Independent Schools (NAPCIS)

  • Common Core (CCS)

  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

  • International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEAA)

OLM Prep Path Gr. 7 & 8 Awesome Learning

STEAM Pathways Choice

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics​)

  • ARTS (Digital, Visual & Performing Arts)

  • Traditional subjects along with unique course offerings for increased rigor in academics.

Choice courses will be led by Educators in Residence (scientists, engineers, marine biologists, theatre directors, and creative artists, etc.)

Individualized Learning Plan

At OLM Prep, every student will have an an individualized learning plan (ILP).

Every student has unique educational and social-emotional needs. These plans allow us to progress monitor throughout the academic year.


Creativity the cornerstone of OLM Prep's education.

Students engage in technology and innovation playing an important role in our curricula. Our students learn about engineering and design, computer coding, graphic Design, video production, student broadcasting, sewing and so much more.  Arts education provides classes in creative movement, performing, digital and visual arts. 


Students will have Spanish class starting in kindergarten.  

OLM Prep strives for fluency by middle school in order to help students be better prepared for our global society. 

OLM Prep is happy to confirm that it provides students with religious education at every grade level, sacramental preparation for reconciliation and First Holy Communion in grade 3, weekly prayer services, and First Friday masses! Sacramental services happen by class with the OLM Prep school community.  


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Our Lady of Mercy Preparatory Academy

20 Island Avenue

Madison, Connecticut 06443



Our Lady of Mercy Preparatory Academy (OLM Prep) is an independent, Catholic-based, co-ed

school for grades Pre-K through 8 located on the shoreline in Madison, CT. Our school welcomes all faiths.


We serve the towns of Branford, Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Durham, East Lyme, Essex, Guilford, Haddam, Killingworth, Madison, North Branford, Old Saybrook, Westbrook and other surrounding Connecticut communities. 

Our Lady of Mercy Preparatory School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

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