Ursuline Academy (pk-12)

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
Tel: (302)658-7158
  • Ursuline Academy of Wilmington, Delaware, is a Catholic, independent, college-preparatory school, serving girls age three through twelfth grade, and boys age three through third grade.
  • Founded in 1893, Ursuline Academy provides a nurturing educational environment, emphasizing academic excellence and service to others.
  • The mission of Ursuline Academy is the development of the whole person in a faith-centered community built on values of academic excellence, respect, and social consciousness.
  • Ursuline Academy empowers students for leadership and service in our global society.
  • Young women who choose Ursuline Academy graduate from our academic program fully prepared for success at leading colleges and universities.
  • Our all-girl environment affords them opportunities for leadership not always available in a co-educational school.
  • Research confirms that single-sex education is better for girls because it develops their self-esteem and leads them to great achievements.
  • In an atmosphere of trust and faith, students are motivated to excel academically, to think creatively and critically, to speak and write well, to pursue careers in diverse fields, and to become involved in their school and communities.

School Overview

Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students530 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by GradeUrsuline Academy (pk-12) Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers58 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  10/26/2016
As a parent of a current student I have been impressed with the values of service, leadership, and individualized attention. My daughter is thriving in ways I never expected. The academics are rigorous and the access to different activities and sports are limitless. Ursuline is a special community that I am proud to be a part of. My daughter loves it here!!
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5  10/1/2016
As we began the search for a high school, my wife and daughter were dismissive of an all-girls, catholic education. My wife and I were each successful in public high school, we were not catholic and private school opportunities seemed out of reach financially and logistically. As a father of a gifted daughter, however, I wanted to be sure to explore all options. We have a friend and neighbor who sent three daughters through Ursuline, so, at my urging, we all attended the fall open house. (They readily admit that I dragged them there.) What impressed us the most at the open house was the fact that the girls lead the event themselves from the overview of the school to the panel discussions to the tours. Our daughter will likely mature to a science related career, and seeing the empowerment and leadership opportunities that an all-girls environment could develop made me believe that this was the best option for her. More importantly, my wife and daughter came away thinking `this is not so bad, we can do this.` The open house lead to a shadow day and personal tour. As my wife and I toured the school `in action`, all I could see were girls just like my daughter focused and eager to learn. We saw small class sizes, engaged, considerate students and committed faculty. As she begins her second year at Ursuline, there is no doubt that this was the best decision we could have made. She is finally in an environment that can challenge her academically, and she is amongst girls who are equally as eager to learn. We look at the financial and logistical aspects of attending Ursuline as a commitment and not a burden. And we look at an Ursuline education as fostering opportunities not possible through other schools.
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5  8/5/2016
My daughters have been students at Ursuline Academy since pre-kindergarten. Our experience has always been positive. They have both been challenged academically, in different ways as they are different students. Small class sizes and individualized curriculum has kept us at UA through high school for both girls. The community is very strong and active. The counseling department is excellent, we are just starting the college process with our oldest and always feel supported and informed. Athletics are accessible to every student, UA has a "no cut" policy, so any student can participate. The girls are encouraged to be leaders through every phase of school at Ursuline Academy. The motto of Serviam (service) is always carried through the years. We are proud to be a part of such a strong community!
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