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President's Welcome

Greetings from Dr. Melnyk!

Dr. Colleen Melnyk

This year, we celebrate 125 years of innovative teaching as we challenge students to respond to the call to scholarship, leadership, and service. We are eager to share with you why we are the premier Catholic school offering young women an education both classical and cutting edge.

Our mission at Ursuline is to shape young women into tomorrow’s leaders, problem-solvers and active global citizens. I believe that the excellence of our school is reflected in our faculty, our course offerings, the breadth of our arts and athletic opportunities, and the respectful relationships between faculty and students. These create the conditions for students to reach their full potential.

The values of an Ursuline education were established centuries ago by St. Angela Merici who founded the Order of St. Ursula.  Those values are relevant to this day and we articulate them as Academic Excellence, Faith & Spiritual Development, Development of the Whole Person, Respect for All, Serviam & Social Justice, and Global Citizenship.

The Ursuline School maintains and promotes the inspirational charism of St. Angela and prepares students to live as independent, creative, and unique individuals engaged in the pursuit of knowledge and moral integrity while remaining faithful to the tradition of Serviam – I will serve.

At Ursuline, this summer we are completing the construction of our exciting campus expansion, our faculty are pursuing innovative professional development, and we are adjusting our spaces and schedule to more normal conditions.  We also all welcome the chance to rest and reflect.

As we hopefully all emerge from the restrictions of the pandemic, we at Ursuline look forward to welcoming you to our campus in person for a number of Fall 2021 events. In the meantime, I invite you to learn more about our dynamic learning community by exploring this website or by contacting our Admissions team for a visit.

Enjoy your visit to our website! I hope you will gain a sense of the Ursuline spirit and excellence.


Dr. Colleen Melnyk