Quick Facts/At a Glance

Ursuline Academy is a four year, independent Catholic college-preparatory high school for young women with an enrollment of 662. The school was founded by the Ursuline Sisters of Brown County, Ohio in 1896 and draws qualified students from approximately 50 different elementary schools. A modular schedule allows for flexibility in planning required and elective courses, many of which are offered at the college prep, honors, and AP level. The distinct modular schedule allows for flexibility and promotes independence in the students.

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  • Students come to Ursuline from more than 50 different grade schools.
  • Typical class size is 18-25.
  • 20% of students have faith traditions other than Catholic.
  • 12.5% of the student body is comprised of racial/ethnic minorities.


  • Class of 2016 National Merit Semi-Finalists: 6
  • Class of 2016 National Merit Commended Students: 11
  • Class of 2015 ACT Mean: 28
  • Class of 2015 SAT Mean: 1807/2400
  • Ursuline offers 19 Advanced Placement Courses. 
  • During the 2014-2015 school year, 257 students completed 516 AP exams in 19 subject areas.  
  • 91% of the AP exam scores were a 3 or higher.
  • 104 students earned "AP Scholar" distinction, with an average score of 3.98.


  • 99%-100% of Ursuline graduates enroll in college.
  • Of the 195 members of the Class of 2015, 96% earned college scholarships in excess of $27.8 million ($26.3 million merit-based)
  • 99% of the Class of 2015 reported they are attending one of thier top three college choices; 77% reported they are attending thier first choice. 
  • The Class of 2015 is currently attending 58 schools in 22 states. 

Student Life

  • Innumerable opportunities for spiritual growth: Four-year Religious Studies program, Mass, prayer services, assemblies, retreats and days of renewal, daily prayer.
  • Over 25 clubs and organizations are offered.
  • Forty-five to fifty percent of Ursuline students participate in athletics. We have 13 programs and 29 teams including cross country, golf, field hockey, tennis, soccer, volleyball, bowling, basketball, swim & diving, dance, softball, lacrosse, and track. Several teams hold national ranking.
  • Recent state championships: swimming, golf, tennis, and volleyball.
  • 90% of UA students volunteer in the community at approximately 20 different sites.
  • First all-girl high school in state to build a Habitat for Humanity house.


  • A staff of 60 professional educators has received undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral training at more than 40 different colleges and universities.
  • Most staff members have completed graduate work with 75% holding Masters or Doctoral Degrees.  
  • The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1.

Fun Facts

  • The school motto is "We learn not for school but for life."
  • The athletic teams are the Lions.
  • The school colors are green and gold.
  • The school song was written by Ms. Cathi Schellhous, English Department Faculty Member.  Click here for the lyrics of the school song.


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