An independent Catholic school for girls in grades 7-12

Our Philosophy

At Ursuline Academy, we challenge our young women with a rich and vibrant curriculum centered in a strong community supporting the whole student, as she learns to inquire, research, risk, persist, and succeed.  We look to St. Angela Merici, our foundress, to guide us in our mission “to inspire young women to grow in faith, explore their academic potential, lead with confidence and help those in need.”

 

A hallmark of an Ursuline Academy graduate is her preparation for higher education. Ursuline students learn how to manage their time, interact with faculty, advocate for themselves, and utilize the resources available to them.  Faculty members sharpen students’ skills through curriculum, engagement, and mentorship. Ursuline Academy provides an array of courses that promote girls' natural intellectual curiosity, and teachers channel that curiosity so that students graduate fully prepared to analyze, design, communicate persuasively and master the challenges of university work. This intentional engagement with college preparation is also supported by the School Counseling Department, which benefits students through individual guidance as well as whole-class instruction on study techniques, time management, self-awareness and resilience.

Teachers as Mentors

Teachers at Ursuline are more than instructors; they are mentors, coaches and club moderators invested in students' growth as scholars and young women. They are committed to the development of the whole person and to providing a well-rounded education for each student. As one long-serving Ursuline Academy teacher put it: "You are not just a student in my class, you are a person and it is my responsibility to help you become the best person you can be."

Academic Requirements for Grades 7-8

Students in grade 7-8 are required to take the following courses:

  • Theology
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • World Language
  • Art
  • Music
  • Technology

Academic Requirements for Grades 9-12

The minimum graduation requirements for grades 9 through 12 are:

  • 4 credits Theology
  • 4 credits English
  • 4 credits Mathematics
  • 3 credits World Language (French, Spanish or Latin)
  • 3 credits History
  • 3 credits Science
  • 1 credit Fine Arts
  • 3 credits Electives