In February 2017, Mercy High School San Francisco launched launched Social Advocacy Based Learning with the intentional efforts of preparing young women to succeed in the new innovation age through daring actions that improve their world. This shift in learning has created an opportunity to redesign our school and learning spaces to support the academic and social achievement of our students.
Two things are clear: Our world needs more women capable of questioning the status quo to tackle the biggest, most pressing challenges of our time and School should be joyful, engaging, preparatory for work and life, and serve a public, moral purpose.
Social Advocacy Based Learning roots Project Based Learning in the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy and their activist spirit to create social advocates in service of the common good. By becoming the "Social Advocacy Based Learning school of the Bay Area," Mercy SF is providing young women the opportunity to pursue lives of spiritual and intellectual depth, determination, and daring action to improve our world as an inclusive, Catholic, college preparatory community enlivened by the Gospel of Jesus and the charism of the Sisters of Mercy.