Ursuline Academy Of Dallas

  • Founded in 1874, Ursuline Academy of Dallas is an independent Catholic college preparatory school for young women sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters.
  • The mission of Ursuline Academy is the total development of the individual student through spiritual formation, intellectual growth, service to others, and building of community. Ursuline Academy educates young women for leadership in a global society.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the South West (ISAS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1874
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students850 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade Ursuline Academy Of Dallas Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers94 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size18 students
Number of AP Courses29 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1290
Average ACT score27
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 6
Yearly Tuition Cost$21,000
% on Financial Aid
24%
Admissions DirectorRebekah Gilbert
Admissions AssociateJenny Hood

Sports

Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Drill Team, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
CrewCross Country,
DanceDrill Team,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Over 80 clubs from Make A Wish to Art in a Cart the possibilities are endless!

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Dance, etc., String Ensemble, Theatre

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Rugby Club

School Notes

  • Founded in 1874, Ursuline Academy of Dallas is an independent Catholic college preparatory school for young women sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters. The mission of Ursuline Academy is the total development of the individual student through spiritual formation, intellectual growth, service to others, and building of community. Ursuline Academy educates young women for leadership in a global society.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Dallas
    Grades: PK-12 | 1085 students
    2 miles
    11600 Welch Road
    Dallas, TX 75229
    (214)363-6311
    2 PK-12
    1085
  • Dallas
    St Mark's School Of Texas
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    All-boys (Episcopal)
    Grades: 1-12 | 884 students
    1.5 miles
    10600 Preston Road
    Dallas, TX 75230
    (214)346-8700
    1.5 1-12
    884
  • Dallas
    Grades: 9-12 | 1060 students
    9.2 miles
    9750 Ferguson Rd
    Dallas, TX 75228
    (214)324-3607
    9.2 9-12
    1060
  • Dallas
    Grades: K-12 | 400 students
    5.8 miles
    2720 Hillside Drive
    Dallas, TX 75214
    (214)826-2931
    5.8 K-12
    400
  • Dallas
    Grades: PK-12 | 103 students
    9.1 miles
    915 West 9th Street
    Dallas, TX 75208
    (214)941-9717
    9.1 PK-12
    103

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
We have been thrilled with the decision to send our daughter to Ursuline. The teachers are exceptional and the campus is very inviting. There are so many opportunities to fit in and find activities that interest you. She is engaged in her classes and loves to learn. My daughter has loved every minute of her time there and is appreciative of all it has to offer.
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5  
I really felt my experience at UA was formative and enjoyable. There is not a lot of cliquishness, as would be common in other high schools, and every girl really feels like one of your sisters. There are lots of opportunities to get acquainted with your peers, frosh lock-in, big sis little sis, and theater and sports. I was big on theater, dance, and volleyball. Ursuline makes you believe you can do anything you set your mind to; there is no gender barrier and women can express themselves freely without fear of ridicule. My coaches and my teachers were leaders you could talk to, about school or life in general, they seemed to always be available, and always gave positive enforcement. The school has a great service component which is a hallmark of a Catholic education, and along with retreats, and sporadic holy masses, we received an education of the spirit. Nothing ever felt tedious or forced--everyone genuinely wanted to be there either to teach or learn, which adds to this school's college prep feel. I was always busy with something--which was a good thing, because I loved all my classes, friends, and extracurriculars! When I heard of the passing of Father Deeves, I was disheartened; he was another positive force of support at the school, and lent an old-world charm to the ambience. I hope the school continues to be what it was once to me: a brilliant platform for young women to become fully themselves and fully prepared for the greater challenges of college and beyond. Couldn't recommend it more!
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5  
No matter what religious background you come from, Ursuline is absolutely wonderful! The academics and extracurricular opportunities are nothing short of outstanding. The girls are kind and sisterly. The whole atmosphere of the school is warm, inviting, and perfect for learning. The teachers care about the students. They do not what parents to get involved because they want students to become independent and learn to advocate themselves. You cannot possibly go wrong with Ursuline!
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