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At a Glance

Founded:  1946


Ursuline Academy is an independent, Catholic school for young women in grades 7-12 that operates under the sponsorship of the international network of Ursuline Sisters.  


352 young women from 57 different cities and towns in the greater Boston area


We are located in Dedham, MA, approximately 11 miles southwest of Boston. We are one mile from Legacy Place with easy access from Rt. 95/128 and the Mass Pike.  Click here for directions.


We boast a 28-acre campus that includes a 20-classroom school building with a multi-use space, library and art studio; a science wing with 4 full laboratories; playing fields and tennis courts with outdoor livestream capability. The new Reynolds Family Athletic & Convocation Center opened in the fall of 2017 and includes 3 classrooms, an alumnae meeting room, student lounge, full size gym and raised track, fitness center, locker rooms and our I.D.E.A. Hub, a state of the art innovation lab.


Ursuline offers a comprehensive college-preparatory curriculum that encourages a commitment to scholarship.  We offer 20 Advanced Placement (AP) classes and a dozen electives in various subjects.  

Principal:  Ms. Susan Petrone     Email:


72 faculty/staff members; 80% of faculty hold advanced degrees

Student:faculty ratio


Average class size



14 sports, including junior high, freshmen, JV and Varsity for a total of 27 teams.

Fine & Performing Arts

An active performing arts program offers multiple vocal and instrumental groups as well as a  theatre program and visual arts. 


Bus service is available and carpools operate from many area towns.  For specific information, please click here.


Ursuline Academy operates under the sponsorship of the international network of Ursuline Sisters.  The values of our Catholic community are truly universal and we welcome students of all faiths.

Ursuline Education Network

Ursuline Academy is a member of Ursuline Education Network (UEN), a collaborative effort of Ursuline congregations to foster education based on Gospel values and promotes the preservation and development of the Ursuline charism and mission.


Contact our Admissions Office at 781-493-7726, visit our Admissions page or fill out an inquiry form. We look forward to getting to know you!


Our Mascot:  Bear

School Colors:  Green & White

Motto:  Serviam or "I will serve"