Founded in 1897 by the Order of St. Ursula, The Ursuline School is a Catholic, college preparatory school dedicated to the intellectual, spiritual, and moral development of young women.
Rooted in the counsels of St. Angela Merici, founder of the Ursuline Sisters, the mission of the school community is to educate, inspire, and empower young women to learn, to lead and to serve.
Committed to academic excellence and the value of every individual, the school challenges each student to develop and share her unique gifts within the school and within the wider community. In a student-centered atmosphere devoted to caring and concern, our young women are encouraged to celebrate the richness of their diverse ethnic, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds uniting them as students and as Ursuline alumnae. Seeking to model the teachings of St. Angela, the dedicated, talented, and caring faculty, administration, and staff inspire our students not only to learn, but also to question, to reflect, and to challenge.
An Ursuline education prepares young women to be women of faith and integrity, lifelong learners and wise, responsible, global leaders committed to the Ursuline tradition of Serviam – I will serve.
Central to the philosophy of The Ursuline School is a concern for the student as an individual and a commitment to the education of the whole person. The school seeks to implement these values in every aspect of school life.
The mission of the school is to provide young women, grades 6 through 12, with a challenging, intellectually stimulating, student-centered environment in which academic and personal achievements are expected. In accord with its tradition of academic excellence, the school provides a variety of learning experiences designed to develop each student's intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and creative problem solving, and foster a life-long commitment to learning. With a diverse student population, the Ursuline community promotes a respect for the multi-cultural world and provides a range of opportunities through which students develop a global perspective. Rooted in the truth and values of the teachings of Jesus Christ, the school community tries to develop a sense of personal worth and self-discipline in each student, enabling her to become an effective ethical decision-making member of today's complex society. Each student is encouraged to discover and realize her talents so that she may exercise responsible leadership in ever widening circles.
Ursuline has traditionally been marked by a special spirit in which every effort is made to elicit the best from each young woman. By providing an atmosphere of warmth, trust and encouragement, relationships are fostered among students, families, faculty, administration, and staff. The care and nurturing of the individual are evident throughout the school.
Ursuline prepares young women to live as independent, creative, and unique individuals engaged in the pursuit of knowledge and moral integrity while remaining faithful to the Ursuline tradition of Serviam - I will serve.
Consistent with its mission statement and philosophy, The Ursuline School strives:
To develop the intellectual, spiritual, aesthetic, and physical potential of each student in an environment that conveys the values of the Catholic Christian tradition.
To provide a challenging college preparatory curriculum.
To encourage critical and independent thinking.
To interrelate various course disciplines and connect the curriculum to life's experiences.
To integrate the most advanced technologies seamlessly into the learning process.
To educate for future academic and career opportunities.
To foster in each student a sense of personal worth and of her giftedness as a woman.
To engender in each student the wisdom and strength to make responsible choices.
To provide opportunities and encouragement for each student to exercise effective leadership.
To involve the families of students in appropriate areas of school life.
To foster a sense of community among students, faculty, staff, and families characterized by mutual respect, openness, and celebration of each other's diversity.
To awaken in each student an awareness of and responsiveness to the needs of others in accordance with the Ursuline tradition of Serviam - I will serve.