An independent Catholic school for young women in grades 7-12

Our Mission

An independent Catholic school for young women in grades 7-12, Ursuline Academy fosters respect, compassion, intellectual curiosity, and a commitment to service.  Inspired by the legacy of St. Angela Merici, our students grow to be women of integrity who engage in their communities with purpose and presence.  
We live with faith, courage, and joy.

"The history of our school directs us down a path of leadership and courage . . . We have been taught and shown how to be warriors who defend the things that mean the most to us, to fight for what is right, to challenge what is not, and to keep love at the root of all our actions."

Alex R.
Class of 2017

“The students' compassion and their free thinking is really what takes me by surprise.  The opinions, the beliefs, the questions that they have are amazing.  There's a selflessness in this community that really comes out."

Emily Linthicum
Theology Teacher

“Never in my life have I met a group of more determined, hard-working and truly generous people . . . no matter what grade, an Ursuline girl is an Ursuline girl, and that will never change."

Sarah C. 
Class of 2017

"Each class I have been fortunate enough to take at Ursuline has changed me in some way, opened me up to new ideas and concepts, and challenged me as a student."

Allison D. 
Class of 2016



Mission Statement Introduction

Our mission statement was updated in 2018 and introduced to the Ursuline community at the Feast of St. Ursula Mass on October 22, 2018.  Each day, we challenge ourselves to live this mission in our words and our deeds.

Ursuline Core Values

Each Ursuline school in the United States and abroad is founded on a core set of values that originated with St. Angela Merici, our foundress.  They include:

- Spiritual formation and faith development

- Academic excellence

- Respect for the uniqueness of the individual

- Development of the whole person

- Development of a nurturing community spirit

- Commitment to peacemaking

- Serviam (I will serve) as a lived reality