In this column, we take an in-depth look at one of the teaching techniques employed at Ursuline Academy. At Ursuline, teachers are encouraged to be proactive and purposeful in their choice of teaching methods, taking into account both the subject matter and the students.
The Ursuline Education
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.
At Ursuline, 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.” Please contact Principal Sue Petrone with any questions pertaining to the academic program.
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."