St. Ursula Academy

St. Ursula Academy, grades 6-12, is Toledo's oldest, all-female, Catholic fully-accredited, college preparatory school, and has been educating young women of today for tomorrow since 1854.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1854
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students532 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade St. Ursula Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size17 students
Number of AP Courses21 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesArt History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Comparative Government, Computer Science Principles, English Literature, English Literature and Composition, French, Human Geography, Latin, Music Theory, Psychology, Research, Seminar, Spanish, Statistics, Studio Art - Drawing, U.S. Government and Politics, U.S. History
Average SAT score1260
Average ACT score24
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,850
Tuition NotesHigh school tuition for the 2016-2017 school year
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorRita Hayes


Total Sports Offered21 sports
SportsArchery, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter TrackArcheryBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,
Winter Track


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.30 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Afro Club, Animated Film Club, Archery, Architecture, Art Club, Broomball, Campus Ministry Core Team, Classic Movie, Design Guild, Equestrian, Fencing, French Club, Garden Club, History, Kindness, Mid-East Culture, Mock Trial, Model UN, Photography, Science Fiction Club, Ski, Spanish, Spirit Squad, STEM, Students in Action, Teen Institute, Water Polo, Wattpad, Zonta

Arts and Music Programs:

School Notes

  • Founded in the Ursuline tradition and rooted in the Catholic faith, St. Ursula Academy educateseach young woman, transforming her through intellectual inquiry, personal growth, spiritualformation, and compassionate service, empowering her to lead confidently in a global society.
  • St. Ursula Academy is a Catholic secondary school for young women sponsored by theUrsuline Sisters of Toledo, Ohio. The school is a college preparatory institution with an enroll-ment of 525 students in grades 6 through 12, including 440 in the high school.Acceptance is determined by the Admissions Committee.St. Ursula Academy draws its student body from Northwestern Ohio and Southeastern Michigan.A large number of students have attended Catholic elementary schools; a smaller number comefrom public and other private elementary schools. Approximately 70% of the student body isCatholic.
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    Toledo, OH 43623
    (419) 475-9359
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (16 reviews)
This school is not what it promotes itself to be. The administration care more about the promotion of the school than the people in it. Their marketing campaign is so shiny and elaborate that you find yourself believing in this school and so excited - until your child is there and you find out that this administration is completely artificial and manufactured- the curriculum is completely watered down by unlicensed instructors and they do not care about you unless you are a big donators/contributor. So many schools to pick that aren't just a pretty facade
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You couldn't ask for a better school. Rich in the Ursuline tradition; rich in spiritual development; rich in development of the gospel values and Ursuline Core Values of Education; rich in being the oldest all-girls school in northwest Ohio; rich in community and sisterhood; quality academics and extra-curricular activities, sports and clubs, music, art and dance.
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St. Ursula Academy is a place that challenges and supports students on the way to maximizing their potential. Our students are accepted at the top colleges and universities across the country and are well prepared when they enter higher education. The all-girl environment empowers each young woman to build confidence, courage, and self-direction, and the Catholic environment encourages spiritual growth as well as a commitment to service.
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SUA was by far the best choice I have made! The friendships I made at my time there are still incredibly strong years after graduating. There was never a teacher or faculty member that did not want the absolute best for me and my future.
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As an employee of 7+ years, I have had the privilege to watch the growth of the school from a 9-12 high school building to the addition of the 6-8 Junior Academy and into the recent renovations. That ongoing growth is reflective of my own experience as an educator and that of my students. As I have myriad opportunities to expand and diversify my skills and content knowledge, my students have opportunities to explore a variety of core and elective courses, including honors and Advanced Placement, as they become young women ready for the next phase of their lives. There is no place quite like it!
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St. Ursula Academy prepares young women for college and for life!
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St. Ursula is a community full of excellence. The intelligent young women and supportive faculty make working at St. Ursula a pleasure.
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We transform young women during their years at St. Ursula Academy. Whether she first enters the Junior Academy in Grade 6, or joins our Freshmen class in the high school, we will guide your daughter to discover her talents and potential while at our school. Our college-prep and advanced placement curricula prepare students for life, learning, and service after high school.
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St. Ursula Academy has provided my daughters a learning environment in which they are challenged academically while meeting their individual needs.
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St. Ursula Academy provided a fantastic education. Each student is treated as an individual and not just a number. The teachers really care about their students and show interest in their well-being. My four years at SUA were amazing.
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I am proud to see my daughter at such a great school. She is becoming the young woman I hoped she would.
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SUA is a great school with the best environment! The girls are wonderful!
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SUA offers a wide range of challenging AP Courses which provides a great springboard for college career as well as offering individual interests a chance to bloom. Teachers are incredibly knowledgeable and supportive of their students. Girls get along and support and challenge each other in a safe Catholic atmosphere
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I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to attend SUA. Having been academically successful in college and now having joined the workforce, I am able to reflect on the path that led me to be the happy and successful woman I am today. St. Ursula Academy played an instrumental role in preparing me for college and helping me develop my faith.
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SUA has outstanding students who work hard and challenge themselves in all they do. The Faculty and Staff are amazing to work with and strive to bring out the best in all the girls. Fantastic building with recent renovations make for a great learning environment.
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SUA is a school where everyone can thrive! It I great to come to school everyday knowing you are in a safe and loving environment.
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