Saint Ursula Academy

Saint Ursula Academy is a top Catholic college-preparatory high school for young women 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 Academy is a Catholic, college-preparatory, secondary school for young women, sponsored by the Ursulines of Cincinnati in the spirit of St. Angela Merici, their foundress.
Saint Ursula promotes academic excellence, honors the uniqueness of each person, and transforms young women into thinkers, leaders, nurturers, and prophets committed to building a better world.
The administrators, faculty, and staff are dedicated to empowering every student to become a woman of faith, integrity, and courage committed to building a better world.
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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Coalition of Girls
National Catholic Education Association
Religious AffiliationOther
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedYes. Educational Services Program Offered for qualified students with learning disabilities
Year Founded1910
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2002

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers55 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Number of AP Courses17 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average ACT score29
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNov. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$14,555
Tuition NotesFinancial Assistance available to qualified students
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,000
Admissions DirectorMichelle Dellecave
Admissions AssociateTricia Reisman


Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBasketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballBowling,
Cross CountryDance,
DivingField Hockey,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes

  • Saint Ursula Academy (SUA) is a school of contrasts: it was founded in 1910, yet it`s 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. It`s located in the heart of the city, yet its nearly 10-acre campus maintains a pastoral feel. And it 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. SUA, located at 1339 East McMillan Street in Cincinnati, is the premiere 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 675 students.    According to Jill Grever Cahill, Vice President of Communications (and an SUA alum), "Saint Ursula Academy offers four-year Fine Arts programs for students interested in these fields for possible future careers. Plus we have exceptional course offerings in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Design, and Math (STEAM.) "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," Cahill added.  In addition to its academic programs, SUA holds many other distinctions, including: SUA is an 11 year winner of the prestigious Harold A. Meyer Award for Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity, awarded for the demonstration of good sportsmanship and ethics by student athletes, coaches, parents and the entire school community by the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA.) In the past decade, the St. Ursula Academy Vocal Ensemble (SUAVE) and the Orchestra (SUASO) have won 27 First Place trophies collectively in national competitions.   And providing service 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 go on to college 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. For more information, visit

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