School enrollment is 409 young women, drawn from over 55 communities in the Greater Boston area. The dress code is a school uniform.
Daily Life At Ursuline
The school day begins at 7:59AM with a homeroom period of ten minutes. Classes are held in forty-five minute periods. Lunch is served daily in the Tea Room. Students may either subscribe to the school lunch program or bring lunch from home. Dismissal is at 2:13PM.
Classes in each subject area meet five days weekly, except for Religious Studies classes which meet four times a week, and Physical Education classes which meet one period a week for high school students and two periods a week for junior high students. Laboratory Sciences (Biology and Chemistry) meet six times. All students are required to carry six yearlong courses.
Average class size is twenty. With a 1:11 faculty to student ratio Ursuline Academy is able to maintain the highest educational standards.
The athletic program at Ursuline includes:
Fall: Field Hockey, Soccer, Volleyball, Swimming and Diving, Cross Country
Winter: Basketball, Ice Hockey, Track, Ski Team
Spring: Softball, Tennis, Golf, Lacrosse, Track and Field
Certainly the success of Ursuline Academy's athletic program can be directly attributed to the quality of athletes who have attended the school. But a large part of the success has been due to the outstanding coaching staff. Any student who plays a sport is coached by a dedicated professional who cares not only about winning but also about the student as an individual. High school sports is a great place to learn about the values of competitiveness, honesty, integrity, teamwork, and most importantly, how to deal with success and failure. It is a great training ground for what a student will face when her school days are over. We encourage attendance and proper code of conduct at all sporting events.
Those participating in interscholastic athletics must have a passing grade in every subject and maintain their good standing throughout the entire season. In order to practice or play, student athletes must be in school by 11:00AM. No athlete is exempt from P.E. Class.
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National Honor Society
The purpose of the Angeline Chapter is to recognize students who have demonstrated outstanding ability in the four qualities upheld by the Society: Scholarship, Leadership, Character, and Service. Each spring at a special assembly sponsored by the Society, juniors who have fulfilled these qualifications are inducted during a traditional ceremony. Membership in NHS continues as long as the student proves herself eligible.
Service Program - Serviam
The Serviam Project is a requirement for every student at Ursuline Academy. In keeping with the Ursuline's motto "Serviam: I will serve" and the Christian call to reach out to help others, each student is required to perform some type of community service in keeping with her abilities and interests. Students in Grades 7, 8 and 9 have 30 hours of service a year. Students in Grades 10, 11, and 12 have 40 hours of service a year. Seniors complete 3 additional weeks of service in May.
Beginning at 2:15 PM, students have the option of attending either supervised after school activities or studies until 2:40 pm or of being dismissed to pursue activities outside of school.
In the event of hazardous weather conditions, parents will be notified of a school cancellation by phone and email. School cancellation information can also be found on this website, as well as by tuning in to local media outlets such as WBZ Radio AM 1030, WRKO Radio AM 680, WBZ TV, WHDH TV, WCVB TV and WFXT TV.