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Our Mission

An independent Catholic school for young women in grades 7-12, Ursuline Academy fosters respect, compassion, intellectual curiosity, and a commitment to service.  Inspired by the legacy of St. Angela Merici, our students grow to be women of integrity who engage in their communities with purpose and presence. 
We live with faith, courage, and joy.


Guided by Catholic tradition, the counsels of the Ursuline foundress, St. Angela Merici, and the Ursuline philosophy of Serviam (“I will serve”), Campus Ministry at Ursuline Academy seeks to create an environment permeated with Gospel values and to enrich our community with a greater depth of contemplation and participation in Catholic social action. Students’ spiritual life is nourished in a variety of ways throughout the year:

  • Required community service hours
  • Daily prayer
  • Community prayer services
  • Eucharistic Masses with Choral Group ministries
  • Peer Minister-led class retreats
  • Student service events such as the Thanksgiving Food Drive, Christmas in the City, Clothe-A-Child Project, and the Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk
  • Student service through community organizations such as the Dedham Food Pantry, My Brother’s Keeper, the Romero Center in New Jersey and Ursuline Education Services sponsored service trips.

Ursuline Core Values

Each Ursuline school in the United States and abroad is founded on a core set of values that originated with St. Angela Merici, our foundress.  They include:
- Spiritual formation and faith development
- Academic excellence
- Respect for the uniqueness of the individual
- Development of the whole person
- Development of a nurturing community spirit
- Commitment to peacemaking
- Serviam (I will serve) as a lived reality

Campus Ministers

Kathleen Furey '18

Kathleen Furey '18

Departments: Theology, Campus Ministry
Phone Numbers:
School: 781-493-7791
Mary-Kate Tracy '94

Mary-Kate Tracy '94

Departments: Administration, Campus Ministry
Phone Numbers:
School: 781-493-7728