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Whether it is lessons in the classroom, athletics, the arts, service or community events, there is always something exciting happening at Ursuline Academy. Read all about it in the Life on Lowder Street Blog!

Line Design Project

 Here are just a few of the amazing "line designs" designed and created by Ms. Joseph's Geometry classes.  Each design is made 100% from straight lines arranged in myriad ways!



Posted by efazekas in Academics on Friday November 14 at 12:06PM
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Catherine Rockett '15 Selected for ATA Championship Tournament

Senior Catherine Rockett was recently selected to play in the Annual American Tennis Association Junior National Championship held from August 2-9 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Catherine was selected from Sportsmen's Tennis and Education Center in Dorchester to play 18 and Under singles and doubles. Participating in this tournament were prestigious clubs from across the United States. This annual tournament has served to promote cultural understanding and national diplomacy for 97 years.  Pictured are Catherine (lower right) with her Sportsmen's Tennis teammates and coaches.

Posted by efazekas in Athletics on Friday September 26 at 08:39AM
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Senior Scholarships and Awards

At graduation and the related ceremonies of Baccalaureate Mass and Class Day, many members of Ursuline's Class of 2014 received scholarships or awards for their efforts in academics, athletics, or community service.  Congratulations and best wishes go out to all of the deserving recipients.

The following seniors were honored at graduation:

Carol D'Souza, Serviam Award

  • The Serviam Award seeks to recognize outstanding traits of leadership in service, awareness of others and acceptance of responsibility, as well as academic achievements. The Serviam Award is the highest honor that Ursuline Academy bestows

Ciara Byrne, Sister Mercedes Videira Medal 

  • The recipient of the Sr Mercedes Videira award acts with integrity, humility, generosity and concern for others, and exhibits through her actions a deep love for Ursuline Academy. 

Caroline Sullivan, Principal's Award 

  • Given in recognition of a student’s appreciation of the benefits of a Christian education, her leadership on behalf of her class and her willingness to serve others.  

Casey Lynch and Sheila Orechia, Cross of Excellence Award 

  • Presented every year to the senior who has attained the highest grade average over her complete course of studies.

The following seniors were honored at Class Day.

Kaylene Murphy - The Cheryl Eakin Scholarship

  • To a senior who demonstrates a willingness to serve others and shows dedication to the “common good”.

Lindsay Gioioso - The Pearce Book Award

  • To a senior who has a passion for excellence, an appreciation for learning and who also demonstrates a willingness to serve others and has demonstrated a dedication to the common good of the Academy.

Caroline Sullivan - The Good Citizen Award

  • The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution presents this award to a student who demonstrates the qualities of Dependability, Service, Leadership and Patriotism. 

 The following seniors were honored at Baccalaureate Mass:

        Casey Lynch - English Prize
        Haley Curtin - French Prize
        Agata Atayde - Latin Prize
        Katherine O'Malley - Spanish Prize
        Sheila Orechia - Mathematics Prize
        Julia Doran - History Prize 
        Jaclynne Nader - Religion Prize 
        Julia Gustin - Science Award
        Kelsey Lynch - Fine Arts Award
        Casey Lynch, Mary-Kate Nolan, and Sheila Orechia - National Merit
         Scholarship Program 

The following girls were recognized for their initiative, spirit of generous service and willingness to assume responsibility for the common interest of the Academy: Naedia Clarke, Lauren Crispi, Lindsay Gioioso, Kelsey Lynch, Carlton Morris, Abigail Murphy, Kaylene Murphy, Jaclynne Nader, Samantha Nedder, Nora Reyad, Grace Ryan, Courtney Sepe.

Alexandra Wolfe was recognized by the United States Figure Skating Association for a Platinum Level award.


  • Jaclynne Nader was awarded the Needham Bank Scholarship.
  • Lindsey Baryluk received a full 4-year Active Duty Army ROTC Scholarship to attend the University of Delaware.
  • Haley Curtin received a full 4-year Naval ROTC scholarship to attend Harvard University.
  • Sheila Orechia received a full 4-year Cardinal Medeiros Scholarship to attend Boston University.
Posted by efazekas in Academics, Events on Friday June 6 at 02:58PM
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Ursuline Girls Help Club Hockey Team to National Title

Junior Kayla Anderson and freshman Maeve Moynihan earned a national title when their club hockey team, the Charles River Blazers, won the Tier II U16 championship in Amherst, NY on April 6.  Both girls also wear the Ursuline jersey during the high school season.  Congratulations, girls! 



Posted by efazekas in Athletics on Tuesday May 6 at 12:34PM
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Junior Eleni Haberis Named Finalist in Essay Contest

Eleni Haberis '15 was named a finalist in the 2014 Boston GLOW (Girls Leadership|Organized Women) IGNITE Change essay contest that asked the question: "If you had $1000, what could you change for women and girls in your community and how would you do it?" She won a $1,000 college scholarship and an iPad for her essay on building self esteem through positive body image. Eleni's essay will be posted soon at



Posted by efazekas on Friday April 4 at 11:43AM
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