Ursuline Academy fosters community and an atmosphere of mutual respect by enhancing understanding and cooperation among all Ursuline students regarding different cultures, ethnicities, learning styles, opinions, religious traditions, sexual orientation and socio-economic backgrounds. It is our belief that diversity brings richness and meaning to life, and that exposure to a broad range of talents, perspectives and experiences better prepares the young women of Ursuline Academy for full participation in our school, local and global community.
Merici Mod Inclusion Program
The Merici Mod Inclusion Program is designed to build cross-class unity through monthly, student-led activities and discussions.
The program strives:
- to develop a sense of sisterhood by laying a foundation for what it means to be an Ursuline woman not just during her four years in high school, but beyond;
- to create inter-class connections and build community;
- to support our inclusive and equitable school culture;
- and to aid in the spiritual and intellectual growth of our students.
Once a month, student mentors facilitate small group discussions and activities surrounding a pre-determined topic for each session. Students are invited to submit suggestions for topics throughout the year, which focus on issues relevant to our school, local, or global communities. Student program leaders select the topics and organize the small group activities.
Ursuline Academy offers a number of student-initiated clubs that support our school philosophy by fostering respect and understanding within our community.