and creative thinkers
Ursuline Academy challenges students to grow as critical and creative thinkers. In all areas of life, we need to express ourselves clearly, to debate confidently and persuasively, and to analyze data and solve problems logically. Students cultivate the habits and skills they need to excel in college, compete in the workforce, and contribute as informed, engaged citizens.
Ursuline's faculty members are gifted educators who get to know their students' capabilities and personalities and help each one reach her fullest potential. Teachers are more than instructors - they are mentors, invested in students' growth as scholars and young women. They design engaging assignments, supervise clubs and organizations, and serve as advisers, providing a well-rounded education. Perhaps one of our veteran teachers put it best, "You are not just a student in my class, you are a person, and it's my responsibility to help you become the best person you can be."
Middle School and High School
Ursuline prepares students for success at selective colleges. Year after year, alumnae report that their Ursuline education gave them the discipline, reasoning skills, and writing ability they needed to thrive academically and in their careers.
The middle school curriculum builds the knowledge and work habits required for success in high school. Course requirements include Grammar and Vocabulary, Literature, Life Science, Physical Science, History, Geography, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Foreign Language, Religious Studies, Art, Music, and Information Technology.
At the high school level, graduation requirements include four years of English, Religious Studies, and Physical Education; three years of Mathematics, Foreign Language, Science, and Social Studies; one year of Fine Art; and additional electives. In grade 9 and 11, students are required to study Information Technology. Course offerings include seven Advanced Placement courses.