Virtual Admissions Center
Our Admissions Office is active and available to you virtually at this time.
We are delighted to offer several ways that you can get to know Ursuline.
Meet Mrs. Erin Maguire Johnston '86, our Director of Admissions.
We invite you to schedule a phone meeting or schedule a Zoom meeting.
Whether you prefer to have a conversation by phone or meet face-to-face via Zoom, Mrs. Johnston is pleased to learn about your student and offer pertinent information about Ursuline.
Please indicate your day, time, and communications preferences by completing a short Google Form below.
Ursuline faculty inspire our students not only to learn, but also to question, to reflect, and to challenge. In the classroom, teachers creatively incorporate project-based learning, hands-on activities and a range of technology tools. When we made the transition to distance learning, the same creativity and dedication made the difference to ensure that students kept learning, whether at their kitchen table or home desk.
“I want to compliment all the teachers for how they were able to put together such amazing material and video explanations, assignments, daily emails, and quick and prompt response emails to my daughter throughout the day. I was never a fan of technology, but in this time of need I am thrilled that your staff went into crisis intervention and made it all happen flawlessly. Thank you so much.” Ursuline parent
Ms. Vallar’s Geometry class studied inverse trig ratios. Ms. Vallar used SMART Technologies Notebook to share her screen and write on the slides during their Google Meet class.
Mr. Moran’s 9th grade Religious Studies class created news programs on Biblical events and personages. Students prepared a written outline on MOODLE and presented their PowerPoints via Zoom.
We invite you to find out more about our distance learning experience this past spring by clicking on the button below.
You can also read more about our innovative teaching in the latest issue of our Alumnae News magazine. The cover story reveals how Game-Based Learning builds problem-solving skills and encourages teamwork through healthy competition.
We offer a variety of learning experiences so that students can grow in intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and creative problem solving.
During the time of distance learning, Ursuline students used software platforms and apps that they already were familiar with; therefore, the transition to remote learning was almost seamless.
"In my history class, we used the Kialo debate forum to argue the necessity of the atomic bomb to end World War 2. In my Spanish class, we chose roles and read the play El Delantal Blanco in a live virtual class. I am grateful for all the effort that our school community has put into making this a smooth transition to distance learning. We may not be in school, but our teachers have made it possible for us to continue our education from the new learning environments we have created in our homes." Claire '21
And this past spring, to celebrate the achievements of our students in music, art, global studies and science research, we created Showcases.
We are proud of the members of our Class of 2020! They earned more than $29 million in college scholarships.
These graduates were accepted to 224 colleges and universities throughout the United States and the world. These colleges include some of the most selective universities in the nation, such as Harvard, Princeton, Duke, and Columbia. There are offers to our excellent neighboring Catholic colleges and universities, including Iona College, Manhattan, St. John's, and Fordham, and to schools as far away as the Paris College of Design and University of Edinburgh.
Our graduates were accepted to a broad range of private and public universities, technical schools and artistic programs, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and all-women’s colleges. To see the list of colleges these graduates have decided to attend, we invite you to click HERE.
During the time of campus closure in Spring 2020, our College & Academic Guidance counselors found ways to continue to provide college resources for Ursuline students.
In addition to regularly scheduled College & Academic Guidance classes with high school students via Google Meet, our college counselors organized:
- virtual admission information sessions with the Undergraduate Admission Offices of several colleges;
- mock college interviews for juniors;
- Arts/Performing Arts college advisement from Ursuline alumnae;
- College essay "Boot Camp" sessions offered for free by Ethan Sawyer, the College Essay Guy;
- A special Zoom presentation just for Ursuline families on changes occurring in college admission due to Covid, by Rob Franek of The Princeton Review; and
- SAT and ACT preparation courses.
Care and Community
Despite this time of unprecedented uncertainty, our sense of community remains strong. Communications are frequent and consistent as the school administration updates Ursuline families. Our counselors offered Zoom sessions and multiple resources for well-being. Our Campus Minister organized Daily Prayer videos. Our Director of Personal Development created online yoga lessons. In addition, the Physical Education Chairperson and our Athletic Trainer each sent out suggested home training exercise routines.
“I have 3 kids in 3 different schools. The Ursuline School is way ahead when it comes to technology, communication, positivity, daily morning prayer, etc. I appreciate it so much.” Ursuline parent
Our service activities continued with social-distancing-friendly food drives every two weeks to replenish local food pantries.
Ursuline offers students the chance to explore their interests in many ways.
The campus closure did not diminish the students' enthusiasm for club activities. The Poetry Club organized a Poetry Recitation via Zoom. The Student Body presidents organized a Virtual Spirit Week!
Enhanced Campus Facilities
Students joining The Ursuline School in Fall 2020 will enjoy the benefits of our newly constructed learning and social spaces. Watch the video below to see the new Innovation Hub, the High Tech Media Conference Center, modern Student Commons, and Lobby & Welcome Center.
Click on the image below to watch the video.
Our Social Media
One way to get a sense of our school is to view the photos and stories we post on our social media channels. Connect with us on social!