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


How to apply for the 2020-21 school year

The application deadline is January 15, 2020. All applications must be submitted online through Ravenna, our web-based application portal. Late applications will be considered should space be available.

For applications received by the deadline, admissions decisions will be posted to Ravenna on Sunday, March 10, 2020 after 9:00 am.

Step 1: Create an account in Ravenna

Ursuline Academy is one of the Boston area schools using a web-based application called Ravenna for the submission of online applications. Ravenna allows you to efficiently apply to schools and track the status of your application online. Additionally, through Ravenna you will be able to schedule admissions events and view decision notifications.

To begin your application, go to and create an account. Make sure to create your account using an email address you will have access to throughout the admission season, as this will be your primary email contact with our school. Once you set up the account, create your child’s basic profile and then select ‘Ursuline Academy' from the School Directory to begin the application process.

Step 2: Submit the Preliminary Application and Fee

This portion of the application captures biographical information in addition to an initial student profile and a non-refundable $40 application fee. Please contact the Admissions Office if the application fee is a hardship for your family.

Step 3: Register to take an Entrance Exam

  • Applicants applying to grades seven and eight are required to submit results for the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam).

  • Applicants applying to grade nine and above are required to submit results for one of the following exams:

    • ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam)

    • HSPT (High School Placement Test)

    • SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test)

Step 4: Attend a UA Visit Day

All applicants are required to attend a UA Visit Day as part of the application process.  During the campus visit, applicants will be paired with a student host and attend classes and lunch with her.  The day also includes a campus tour and and a small group activity (for applicants to grades seven and eight) and a personal interview (for applicants to grades nine and above) with a member of the Admissions Committee. UA Visit Days are offered from from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on select days throughout the application season.

Step 5: Submit all additional application materials

A complete application for admission includes these additional pieces:

  • Family-Provided Materials:

    • Student Statement

    • Parent Statement

  • School-Provided Materials

    • Current English Teacher Recommendation

    • Current Math Teacher Recommendation

    • Transcripts (current grades and report cards, standardized test scores and attendance records from the previous 2 years)

Step 6: (Optional) Submit Financial Aid Application

Financial Aid applications can be submitted via FACTS at Admission decisions are made without regard to requests for financial aid.



Please contact our Admissions Office at 781-493-7727 or

Ursuline Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, or national origin in the administration of education policies, financial aid programs, or athletic or other school-administered programs.