Mission and History
The Ursuline School has been opening hearts and minds since 1897.
Guided by our Catholic faith and the spirit of St. Angela Merici, The Ursuline School educates, inspires and empowers young women to become wise, active, globally-minded leaders by cultivating lifelong learning, spiritual growth, integrity, respect for all and dedication to Serviam – “I will serve.”
Our treasured Core Values are at the heart of an Ursuline education.
We help our students develop the following Ursuline values by graduation, making the world a better place one student at a time.
Our rich history is rooted in the desire to serve the Catholic church through the education of girls.
St. Angela Merici founded the Order of St. Ursula in 1535, in Brescia, Italy. She understood the transformative power of sisterhood and the importance of education. She gathered a group of women who became leaders in the community and promoted Christian living in the home. The Ursulines spread throughout Europe and their chief work was the education of girls and young women.
The Ursulines at our school are members of the Ursulines of the Roman Union. These sisters operate 15 secondary schools in the United States, 4 colleges, and a number of elementary schools. They also minister in 36 countries on 6 continents.