Quick Facts/At a Glance

Ursuline Academy is a four year, independent Catholic college-preparatory high school for young women with an enrollment of 703. 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 UA 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.


  • In 2014, Ursuline had five National Merit Semifinalists.
  • In 2014, Ursuline had nine Commended students.
  • In 2014, Ursuline had one National Achievement Semifinalist.
  • During the 2013-2014 academic year, 271 students completed 565 AP exams in 18 subject areas. 
  • 91% of the AP exam scores were a 3 or higher.


  • 99%-100% of UA graduates enroll in college.
  • Of the 166 members of the graduating class of 2014, with acceptances at 162 colleges, 100% are continuing their education at 62 colleges and universities.

Student Life

  • Innumerable opportunities for spiritual growth: Four-year Religious Studies program, Mass, prayer services, assemblies, retreats and days of renewal, daily prayer.
  • Offer 26 clubs and organizations.
  • Forty-five to fifty percent of UA 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 at least a Master’s degree.  
  • 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 Cathi Schellhous, English Department faculty member.  Click here for the lyrics of the school song.


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