Departments and Courses
Confident learners are eager. At Ursuline, students hone basic skills while simultaneously stretching in new directions, first cementing background knowledge and then employing critical thinking skills to reach new understandings. Inspired by academic curiosity, students work closely with faculty members who have high expectations and guide students’ desire to learn in a supportive environment. Design thinking, enshrined in the I.D.E.A. Hub, is integrated throughout the academic practice.
Ursuline Academy offers a comprehensive and rigorous program of studies for students in grades 7 through 12. Course offerings are listed below by department. Fifteen Advanced Placement courses and three language options are available, as well as a variety of electives for upperclassmen. Ursuline students take Theology as an academic subject each year.
In the 7th and 8th grade, students take a Wellness class to become more mindful and build relationships through guided activities. In the 9th grade, students participate in a special Freshman Studies class that reinforces language arts and literature knowledge and provides time for problem-solving practice. Ursuline uses the Rediker Parent Portal to communicate progress reports and grades to parents and students.