Welcome to High School at OLM!

The High School curriculum is centered on the acquisition and application of knowledge based on higher level Blooms Taxonomy, which includes improving enhanced critical thinking skills in every subject.
The high school is currently developing a full Advanced Placement program, which will be fully implemented starting in the 2015-16 school year.
The school year is divided into four quarters for one final grade, which is based on a 4.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) scale.

Luiz Fernando Freire
High School Principal

The core curriculum in High School is:

  • English (Composition, Literature, ESL)

  • Portuguese (Composition and Literature)

  • Spanish

  • Mathematics (Algebra I and II, Geometry, Calculus)

  • Religion

  • Science (General Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

  • American Social Studies (World History, Geography, U.S. History)

  • Brazilian Social Studies (Brazilian History, Geography, Folklore and Afro-Brazilian Studies)

  • Art

  • Music

  • Philosophy

  • Sociology

  • Physical Education

  • Electives

  • Enrichment Activities

  • Senior Thesis

  • Community Service

Faculty and Staff

Luiz Fernando Freire

High School Principal

Cristina Machado

Guidance Counselor

Elizabeth Freire
Math Coordinator

Richard Hill

Math Teacher

Chris Rucker

English Teacher

Rosana Paes

American & World History Teacher

André Alves

Science & Physics Teacher

Renan Micha

Science & Chemistry Teacher

Daniel Massa

Portuguese Teacher

Rafael Silva
Brazilian History & Geography Teacher

Raquel Braga
Biology Teacher

Joana Sherril

Philosophy & Sociology Teacher

Márcia Prudêncio

Religion Teacher

Samara Heringer

Spanish Teacher

Kátia Souza

Religion Teacher

Marcelo Camera

Music Teacher

Monica Merchak

Arts Teacher

Sandra Xavier

Yearbook Coordinator


One of the best parts of going to school is the year-end excitement of a yearbook. Not only entertaining, yearbooks give a memorable account of an entire educational year that is enjoyed even more the older it becomes. It gives students a concrete sense of who they are and connects them to the past with a solid sense of how they have grown and matured over the years.

Sandra Xavier - Yearbook Advisor

Yearbook Dept. Contact        

Class of '19

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Class of '18

Class of '17

Class of '14

Class of '16

Class of '13

Class of '15

Class of '12

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Our Lady of Mercy School

R. Visconde de Caravelas, 48 Botafogo
Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil - CEP: 22271-022

Tel.: +55 (21) 2266-8250

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