Ursuline Academy

Ursuline Academy, an independent Catholic school founded in Boston in 1946, inspires students to grow in faith, explore their academic potential, lead with confidence, and help those in need. In a tradition combining the best of all-girls and Catholic schools, Ursuline students flourish in an environment that encourages them to become women who make a difference: women who build lives of purpose, discovering who they want to be as individuals while discerning who they are meant to be as global citizens.
Five hundred years ago, our foundress, St. Angela Merici, urged her followers to "risk new things." Likewise, the Ursuline experience challenges young women to defy expectations -- to stretch the limits of what they believe they can do. Our students feel free to discover every part of their being, to be both bold and compassionate, and to find what gives them joy. Ursuline Academy is large enough to inspire each student to find a new passion, yet small enough to know and love her for who she is.
Questions? Contact our Admissions Office at 781-493-7726, visit our Admissions page or fill out an inquiry form. We look forward to getting to know you!

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 379 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $24,400
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling

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School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
379 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
Ursuline Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
66 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
17 courses
List of Courses Offered
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Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
For school year 2021-2022
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Maura Polles
Admissions Associate
Susan Curlett


School Notes

  • Ursuline Academy operates under the sponsorship of the international network of Ursuline Sisters. As such, the Catholic faith is both a subject of academic study and a source of values.
  • Location Dedham, Massachusetts, 11 miles southwest of Boston and easily accessible from Rt. 95/128 and the Mass Pike.
  • Transportation Bus service is available, and carpools operate from many area towns.
  • Campus We boast a 28-acre campus that includes a 20-classroom school building with a multi-use space, library and art studio; a Science Wing with state-of-the-art laboratories; playing fields, tennis courts and a fitness center. The Reynolds Family Athletic & Convocation Center opened in the fall of 2017.
  • We are delighted you are interested in learning more about our school, and we encourage you to visit our campus to experience the mission and spirit of the Ursuline community. Our Admissions Team is here to assist you, whether it is navigating the application process or exploring all the school has to offer. 
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
I am a current senior at Ursuline Academy, and I have attended UA since the seventh grade. Over the past six years, I have been transformed by my Ursuline education. At first, my faith was a place I visited on Sundays, not a core part of who I am. As I discovered more about Saint Angela Merici, founder of the Company of St. Ursula, I became inspired to immerse myself in service along with my community at Ursuline and it has changed me. At Ursuline, I cultivated a newfound passion for serving others and learned how to think critically and analytically in my rigorous academic classes. I grew a love for various extracurricular activities and developed a deeper connection to my faith. As I head off to college next year, I will bring my Ursuline experiences, long-lasting friendships, and education with me.
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Ursuline has enabled my daughter to engage in learning and leadership opportunities in an environment that is led by caring and supportive administration and teachers. It is a true community in which students across grade levels can connect, support, and encourage each other! Her science and math experience has been a highlight so far. Her coaches have been excellent as well!
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Coming to Ursuline has been the best decision for my 9th grade daughter. She has found challenging academics, caring teachers, and 70 sisters for life in her classmates.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 379 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $24,400
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling

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