Ursuline Academy

School Overview

Ursuline Academy, an independent Catholic school founded in Boston in 1946, inspires students “to grow in faith, explore their academic potential, lead with confidence, and help those in need.”  In a tradition combining the best of all-girls and Catholic schools, Ursuline students flourish in an environment that encourages them to become women who make a difference: women who build lives of purpose, discovering who they want to be as individuals while discerning who they are meant to be as global citizens. 

Mission Statement

An independent Catholic school for young women in grades 7-12, Ursuline Academy fosters respect, compassion, intellectual curiosity, and a commitment to service.  Inspired by the legacy of Saint Angela Merici, our students grow to be women of integrity who engage in their communities with purpose and presence.  

We live with faith, courage, and joy.

Program Highlights

Ursuline Academy challenges young women with a rich and vibrant curriculum centered in a strong community supporting the whole student, as she learns to inquire, research, risk, persist, and succeed. The school follows the model of Saint Angela Merici, to guide the mission “to inspire young women to grow in faith, explore their academic potential, lead with confidence and help those in need.” 

A hallmark of an Ursuline Academy graduate is her preparation for higher education. Ursuline students learn how to manage their time, interact with faculty, advocate for themselves, and utilize the resources available to them. Faculty members sharpen students’ skills through curriculum, engagement, and mentorship. Ursuline Academy sets the groundwork for students with a study skills/writing course implemented throughout the 7th, 8th and 9th grades; the course meets with a frequency matching their cognitive and academic development. This intentional engagement with college preparation is also supported by the School Counseling Department, which has scheduled class time with each grade level along with one-on-one opportunities.

Teachers at Ursuline are more than instructors; they are mentors, coaches and club moderators invested in students' growth as scholars and young women. They are committed to developing the whole person and to providing a well-rounded education for each student. As one long-serving Ursuline Academy teacher put it: "You are not just a student in my class; you are a person, and it is my responsibility to help you become the best person you can be."