Saint Ursula Academy is a premier Catholic college-preparatory high school for young women in grades 9-12 which offers an intensive four-year program in the fields of English, mathematics, technology, science, social studies, world languages, fine arts, and religion.
Saint Ursula's hallmark is academic excellence. SUA honors the uniqueness of each person and transforms young women of faith, integrity, and courage into reflective thinkers, confident leaders, nurturers of themselves and others, and prophets committed to building a better world. The administrators, faculty, and staff are dedicated to supporting and empowering every student to become the best version of her unique self.
Saint Ursula is proud of its welcoming environment and supportive family culture. The school cares for the whole person as it prioritizes the academic, social, and emotional well-being of every student.
Saint Ursula Academy was formed by the Ursuline Sisters of Cincinnati in the spirit of St. Angela Merici, their foundress.
Saint Ursula Academy seeks cultural and socio-economic diversity by drawing students from the entire Cincinnati area to its campus centrally located in East Walnut Hills.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,800
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 19
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Saint Ursula Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Ohio for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Yes. Educational Services Program Offered for qualified students with learning disabilities
Year Founded
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2002

Student Body

Total Students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
55 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Number of AP Courses
19 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Uniform: Navy skort, logo knit top, cardigan

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Nov. 19
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Financial Assistance available to qualified students
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Michelle Dellecave
Admissions Associate
Tricia Reisman


School Notes

  • Saint Ursula Academy (SUA) is a leader in all-girls education in the Greater Cincinnati region since 1910. Known for developing the whole person, SUA not only prepares the students academically for any future they dream about, but it offers social, spiritual, and emotional support. SUA, located at 1339 East McMillan Street in Cincinnati, is the premier private girls` school in Greater Cincinnati, drawing students from 90+ grade schools in three states. They are drawn by the school`s reputation and track record in nurturing the academic, spiritual, and social needs of its current 650 students.
  • According to Jill Grever Cahill, Vice President of Communications (and an SUA graduate), "Saint Ursula Academy offers exceptional course offerings in Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art and Design, and Math (STREAM). "With a student-teacher ratio of 12:1, SUA students are assured of getting personalized attention that they might not get at a bigger school. SUA also offers four-year Fine Arts programs for students interested in these fields for possible future careers." Cahill added.  
  • In addition to its academic programs, SUA holds many other distinctions, including winning 2022 and 2021 Best School in Cincinnati Award by the Cincinnati Award Program  Ohio Success Award winner for COVID-19 Response in 2021    Ohio Success Award winner for Success and Consistency in 2022 Newsweek`s Best STEM High Schools in America 2020 Recipient of the first College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving High Female Representation in AP Computer Science Courses 9 students recognized by the National Merit Corporation for 20212022. 
  • Providing service to the community is just as important as academics; the entire SUA student population participates in an annual Food Drive each year, which supports several area families and food pantries. "Our graduates are proof of the program`s success," said Cahill. "100 percent graduate and between 85-95 percent receive college scholarship offers each year. Saint Ursula is also proud of multiple National Merit-recognized students every year." 
  • For those seeking an educational experience instead of just a school, Saint Ursula is committed to academic excellence, character building, and service rooted in Catholic values. Saint Ursula is proud of its strong STEM programming, including high-level engineering and math courses, Latin for Medical fields, a Maker Space, and advanced math tracks. SUA is the first area high school to partner with UC`s School of Information Technology to offer classes in such tech topics as app development, JavaScript programming and web design. Saint Ursula is proud of its advanced STEM and technology offerings. It also offers many courses and experiences for Global learning.
  • Saint Ursula Academy is located in the heart of the city, yet its nearly 10-acre campus feels like home with lots of green space and a scenic setting not far from Eden Park and downtown Cincinnati.SUA has a regional reputation for offering the highest quality college preparatory education while also offering the award-winning Educational Services Program for students with learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, ADHD, etc. to give them tools to succeed in Saint Ursula`s rigorous curricula.  For more information, visit
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Saint Ursula Academy cost?

Saint Ursula Academy's tuition is approximately $14,800 for private students.

What sports does Saint Ursula Academy offer?

Saint Ursula Academy offers 14 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. Saint Ursula Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Ohio for most sports offered.

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When is the application deadline for Saint Ursula Academy?

The application deadline for Saint Ursula Academy is Nov. 19.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,800
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 19
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Cincinnati, OH is $8,574 for elementary schools and $14,015 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Cincinnati, OH is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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