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

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On November 7th, Ursuline Academy opened its doors to several hundred prospective students and their families at its annual admissions Open House, giving visitors a sense of the school’s people, programs, and community spirit.  Students had an opportunity to browse club offerings, speak with teachers and coaches, learn how design thinking is embraced in the I.D.E.A.Hub, and hear about the advantages of an all-girls environment.

Visitors were welcomed by school leadership, including Head of School Kate Levesque ‘77, Principal Sue Petrone, Director of Mission Mary-Kate Tracy ‘94, and Chief Enrollment Officer Catherine Solomon.  A common theme among school leadership was that there is something for everyone to get involved in at Ursuline.  Emphasizing the importance of students being willing to contribute in multiple ways at a school of Ursuline’s size, Petrone noted, “Girls at Ursuline are people who do, rather than people who watch.”  Solomon added, “You will have an opportunity to find your voice, to know what you stand for, to defy expectations, and to join a proud legacy that is 75 years old.”

During their time on campus, visitors learned about Ursuline’s emphasis on scholarship and on teaching students to think critically and analytically, to dive deeper and to ask the ‘what-if’ questions.  This approach not only prepares students for college, but prepares them for life beyond that as well.  The focus on scholarship, paired with the motto of Serviam (“I will serve”), produces young women who are both able and willing to better the world around them.

Families who did not have an opportunity to attend Open House can visit the Admissions page on our website to schedule a tour or learn about other ways to find out more about the Ursuline experience.