Ursuline Academy

Tel: (781)326-6161
Grades: 7-12 | 432 students
Ursuline Academy is an independent college preparatory day school for young women in grades 7-12.
Ursuline Academy is a Catholic school for young women that provides a college preparatory education rooted in the traditions and values of St. Angela Merici: excellence in education, respect for the uniqueness of the individual, development of the whole person, community and family spirit, cultivation of leadership qualities, and willingness to serve others, as embodied in its motto "Serviam".
Ursuline Academy's uniqueness lies in its ability to maintain the important balance between a rigorous academic program and the total development of the student's heart, will and intellect.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes

Student Body

Total Students 432 students
Student Body Type All-girls
Students by Grade Ursuline Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 66 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 17 students
Number of AP Courses 10 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1913
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 4 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $18,000
Tuition Notes for the 2015-2016 school year.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Susan Curlett
Admissions Associate Maura Polles


Total Sports Offered 16 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackAlpine SkiingBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
DivingField Hockey,
GolfIce Hockey,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,

School Notes:

  • Ursuline Academy is an independent college preparatory day school for young women in grades 7-12. St. Angela Merici, foundress of the Order of St. Ursula, sought to educate the whole person.  Her goal was to inspire young women to grow in faith, explore their academic potential, lead with confidence and help those in need.  Today, this holistic approach to academics is thriving at Ursuline Academy, where each young woman is appreciated for her existing talents, and encouraged to bring her hidden talents to the forefront. 
  • Ursuline Academy educates young women for a life that reaches toward the Light and the Good.The seven stars on our shield represent our guiding values:
  • 1. Soul: We base our identity in the writings of our foundress, St. Angela Merici, in the Ursuline tradition, and in our connections with the global Ursuline community.
  • 2. Scholarship: We emphasize the dual values of academic achievement and intellectual curiosity for its own sake.
  • 3. Spirituality: We gather for prayer, liturgies, and retreats to direct ourselves toward the goodness of God.
  • 4. Sharing our Light: We sing, dance, write, play, paint and program, always celebrating our diverse backgrounds and gifts. 
  • 5. Sportsmanship: We compete enthusiastically and conscientiously, and to give glory to God alone (Soli Deo Gloria).
  • 6. Solidarity: We are a welcoming community that fosters respect for every human being and for all of God’s creation.
  • 7. Serviam: We seek to be a generous people who live the motto, “I will serve.”

Profile last updated: 09/18/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Noble & Greenough School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Dedham Country Day School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Dedham Country Day School (0.3 miles away)
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    Westwood, MA 02090
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    1.7 miles
    8000 Great Meadow Road
    Dedham, MA 02026

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Coming to Ursuline has been the best decision for my 9th grade daughter. She has found challenging academics, caring teachers, and 70 sisters for life in her classmates.
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