Admissions Events

We would love to meet you at one of our upcoming admissions events!

Ursuline allows me to be challenged in academics, but also gives me opportunities to be involved in the community, join new activities, and make friends that will last a lifetime.Amanda Hagedorn, Class of 2019

Spring Events

Spring Play Grade School Night - April 5

High School Placement Test Information Session - May 4

Future Lions Party for 6th and 7th Graders - May 10

Pre-HSPT for 7th Graders - May 11

Shadow at Ursuline

Shadow at Ursuline - we can't wait to meet you!

Shadowing is a great opportunity to experience a day at Ursuline and what it means to be a Lion.

Per the agreement among the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, students enrolled in Catholic grade schools are not permitted to "shadow" at the high schools until their 8th grade year. Students who are enrolled in public or other private, non-Catholic schools are permitted to shadow in the spring of their 7th grade year (after March 1) as well as during their 8th grade year.

Students interested in shadowing this spring should contact Ursuline Admissions Director Ashley Higgins at ahiggins@ursulineacademy.org or (513) 791-5791 ext. 1116 to arrange a date.

If you are already in high school and considering transferring to Ursuline Academy of Cincinnati, please contact Admissions Director Ashley Higgins at ahiggins@ursulineacademy.org to schedule a shadow date. Learn more about transferring to Ursuline.


Spring Shadow Day Schedule

Visiting students should arrive at Ursuline at 7:45 am to meet their host student. After the students head off to homeroom, parents are invited to stay for coffee, conversation, and a tour of the school if they would like.

Visitng students will attend classes with their host student for most of the day and will receive a voucher to eat lunch in the cafeteria, or they can bring a packed lunch.

Parents should pick up their daughters at 2:45 in front of Ursuline’s main entrance.

We look forward to having you spending the day with us!

Summer Events

Summer Camps


Ursuline is excited to offer a variety of Summer Camps for rising 1st - 8th grade girls! Join Ursuline students and faculty this summer to have fun and learn something new.

Camps include:

Future Lions Camp

Camp Exploration: Summer Science Camp

Step into STEM Camp

Taste of France: French Cooking and Language Camp

Experimenting with Paint Art Camp

Creative Writing Camp

Theatre Camp

High School Placement Test Prep

Volleyball

Basketball

Field Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Strength and Conditioning


Details, dates, pricing, and registration.

8th Grade Day - August 2

High School Placement Test Prep

All 8th grade students applying to Ursuline Academy are required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). Students applying to high school for the 2020-2019 school year will take the HSPT on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 8:30am - noon.

The HSPT will be offered at Ursuline Academy as well as at other area Catholic high schools. Students may take the HSPT at any location and have their scores sent to Ursuline Academy. If a student takes the HSPT at another school, she still must fill out Ursuline's online application to be considered for admission. There is a place on the application to indicate whether she is taking the HSPT at Ursuline or at another location and having her scores sent to Ursuline.


Summer HSPT Prep Course

Dates: Tuesday, July 30 - Thursday, August 1

Time: Tuesday & Wednesday: 1:30 - 3:30, Thursday: 1 - 4

Location: Ursuline Academy

Cost: $100 (includes the practice test)


Fall and online HSPT Prep Courses are also available!


Details and registration for all HSPT prep classes.

Fall & Winter Events

Shadow at Ursuline

Shadow at Ursuline - we can't wait to meet you!

Young women in 8th grade are invited to spend a day "shadowing" at Ursuline this fall. Shadowing is a great opportunity to experience a day at Ursuline and what it means to be a Lion.

If you are already in high school and considering transferring to Ursuline Academy of Cincinnati, please contact Admissions Director Ashley Higgins at ahiggins@ursulineacademy.org to schedule a shadow date. Learn more about transferring to Ursuline.

Ursuline will have 20 designated “shadow days” from August through December that will include special programming for visiting 8th graders. We encourage students to visit on one of these days if possible, but are happy to welcome students on other days as well.

Shadow dates for 2019 will be posted soon.

Parent Coffees & Tours

Join us for coffee, conversation, and a tour of Ursuline! This is a great opportunity for parents to ask questions in a more casual environment and experience a typical morning at Ursuline. Parent Coffees & Tours take place at the beginning of each shadow day after the students go off to homeroom at 7:50am. If you are not able to stay for coffee on your daughter's shadow day, feel free to come on another date!

Please email Ashley Enyeart Higgins, Director of Admissions, with the date you would like to attend if it is different from your daughter's shadow date.

Volleyball Grade School Night

2019 Volleyball Grade School Night date and details coming soon.

Information Nights

Parents and students in grades 6-8 will have the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of representatives from several areas of Ursuline, including Community Service, Athletics, Performing Arts, Guidance, Campus Ministry, and more. Families will also have the opportunity to take a tour of the school from a current Ursuline student.

Fall 2019 Information Night dates and details coming soon.

UA Fall Bonfire

Young women in 7th and 8th grade are invited to join Ursuline families for a fun evening on UA's back field in celebration of Ursuline's Fall Athletic Teams as they enter tournament season!

2019 Fall Bonfire date and details coming soon.

Financial Aid Information Night

You CAN afford an Ursuline education.

The Ursuline Sisters of Brown County, who founded our school in 1896, held a philosophy that is continued today – to provide an Ursuline education to any student who is academically qualified.

Each year over $1.1 million in scholarships and financial aid are awarded to more than 40% of our students.

Join us for an informational session about how to fund an Ursuline education. Learn about scholarship opportunities and how to apply for financial aid using the FACTS application.

Fall 2019 Financial Aid Information Night dates and details coming soon.

Public School Information Night

Approximately 25% of current Ursuline students atended a public grade school.

Does your daughter currently attend a public school and is thinking about applying to Ursuline Academy? Please join us for our fall information night to learn more about the application process and the transition to Ursuline from a public grade school.

During this session, you will have the opportunity to interact with current Ursuline students who attended public grade schools, hear from Ursuline faculty members and guidance counselors, learn about the mission and culture of our school, be advised on the admissions process, and take a student-led tour of the school. Junior high students and parents are welcome.

Fall 2019 Public School Information Night dates and details coming soon.

Open House - November 2 & 3

Saturday, November 2, 2019: 10 - 1 pm

Sunday, November 3, 2019: 1 - 4 pm

Ursuline’s Open House offers 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and their families an opportunity to see the school on a student-led tour, and to meet Ursuline faculty and staff, including coaches. For many families the Open House is their first visit to Ursuline as they begin to think about applying to high school.

We can't wait to meet you!

High School Placement Test - November 23

All 8th grade students applying to Ursuline Academy are required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). Students applying to high school for the 2020-2019 school year will take the HSPT on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 8:30am - noon.

The HSPT will be offered at Ursuline Academy as well as at other area Catholic high schools. Students may take the HSPT at any location and have their scores sent to Ursuline Academy. If a student takes the HSPT at another school, she still must fill out Ursuline's online application to be considered for admission. There is a place on the application to indicate whether she is taking the HSPT at Ursuline or at another location and having her scores sent to Ursuline.

High School Placement Test Preparation Course

This course is designed to increase your confidence, let you familiarize yourself with the test content, and to teach you test-taking strategies. This course is open to any 8th grade student who plans to take an entrance/placement test for one of the area Catholic high schools.

Summer HSPT Prep Course

Dates: Tuesday, July 30 - Thursday, August 1

Time: Tuesday & Wednesday: 1:30 - 3:30, Thursday: 1 - 4

Location: Ursuline Academy

Cost: $100 (includes the practice test)


Fall HSPT Prep Course

More in-depth than the summer course.

Saturdays: October 19, 26, November 2, and 9

Choose one session:

  • Morning: 9 - noon
  • Afternoon: 1 - 4

Location: Ursuline Academy

Cost: $195 (includes the practice test)


Practice Test Only

November 9, 2019

Time: 1 - 4

Location: Ursuline Academy

Cost: $25


Online Prep Class

Always available!

Cost: $115


Details and registration for all HSPT prep classes.

Fall Musical Grade School Night

Join us for Ursuline Academy's 2019 Fall Musical: Mary Poppins!

Young women in 7th and 8th grade receive free admission to the show and are invited to a special pre-show dinner in Ursuline's cafeteria. During dinner, students will have the chance to hear from members of the cast and crew and learn more about Performing Arts at Ursuline.

2019 Fall Musical Grade School Night date and details coming soon.

Basketball Grade School Night

2019-2020 Basketball Grade School Night date and details coming soon.

Christmas Concert

Celebrate the Christmas season with us! 5th - 8th grade girls and their families are invited to join us for a hot chocolate bar before Ursuline's Annual Christmas Concert. Learn a bit about Ursuline's music program and get into the holiday spirit through beautiful performances from Ursuline's talented vocal and instrumental ensembles and show choir.

2019 Christmas Concert date and details coming soon.

Important Dates for 8th Graders Applying to the Class of 2024

Acceptance Letters for the Class of 2024 will be mailed on January 15, 2020

Reception for Students Accepted to the Class of 2024 - January 22, 2020

Registration Day for the Class of 2024 will be on January 29, 2020