Why Ursuline?

Because we learn not just for school, but for life.

Since 1896, Ursuline Academy has prepared young women for college and beyond by nurturing their souls, intellects, hearts, and imaginations.

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Women of Faith: The Ursuline Charism

The Ursuline Sisters’ history begins with St. Angela Merici, who began her Company of St. Ursula in the 1530s in Italy. A few hundred years later, another visionary woman, Sr. Julia Chatfield, brought the Ursuline Sisters to Brown County, Ohio. They would go on to found Ursuline Academy in 1896.

The Sisters’ vision and charism lives on in all that we do today. As an Ursuline community, we are women of deep faith with a strong belief in the development of the whole person and a focus on the individual.

Watch the video to learn more about the Ursuline Charism.

Why Ursuline? Outstanding Teachers!

Ursuline's faculty is a community of life-long learners. We believe in the power of the student-teacher relationship and in nurturing each student's soul, intellect, heart, and imagination.

Check out the below to learn more about our faculty and come meet them at one of our Open Houses!



Ursuline offers 34+ Clubs and Student Activities for our students to learn beyond the classroom and make lifelong friends along the way.

Get a glimpse of some of the ways our students get involved during the school year in the video below!

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Girls who love to volunteer.


Community Service is an important part of the Ursuline experience. Our students are not required to participate, but most students find it rewarding to give back by volunteering in a number of our programs. Nearly all students participate in service over their time at UA. There are so many projects to choose from - something to fit every schedule and interest!



Girls who love to learn.

Ursuline is known for its strong academic reputation. Our graduates are set up for success in college thanks to Ursuline's academic rigor, top-notch faculty, and modular schedule that encourages independence and time-management through choice-driven learning.

Don't just take our word for it - check out our academic profile.

Why All Girls?

The evidence is clear - attending an all-girls high school sets women up for success.

Did you know that girls’ school grads are 6 times more likely to considering majoring in math, science, and technology compared to girls who attend coed schools?

Learn more about the benefits of an all-girls education.

College-like Modular Schedule

Ursuline's unique modular schedule instills valuable time-management skills as students make choices throughout their day as to how to use their free time. The six-day rotation cycle keeps things interesting with classes at different times each day. Often there will even be a different mixture of students in class from day to day, allowing students to get to know all of their classmates more quickly and keeping class discussions and group dynamics fresh. Because of the unique grid structure, many students are able to "double up" on a subject area that they love.

Supporting her along the way

Our counseling program is a point of pride at Ursuline. Not only do students engage one-on-one with our experienced counselors, but all students also take counseling classes once every six days. Each year's counseling class has a curriculum specifically designed for that developmental stage - from how to form healthy friendships to how to find the perfect college.

Read more about our counseling program.

There's more to an education than academics.

Ursuline's rich extra-curricular offerings and student life allows each student to find and develop her passion, whether that is on the stage, on the field, or through students clubs and community service.

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Tuition now... pays off later

Over the past four years, an average of 94% of students from each graduating class were offered college merit scholarships averaging more than $170,000 per student.

Want to learn more? Register for one of our upcoming admissions events or contact our admissions office with questions or to schedule a tour.