Philosophy | Goals | Traditions | Values

The School for Life… Ursuline Academy’s Upper School provides you with an all-girl learning environment of engagement and motivation focused on female achievement and leadership in today’s global society. From our personalized curriculum design and technology advancements to our tight-knit sisterhood of Ursuline Leaders, our Upper School experience provides you the unique opportunity to achieve in every way possible. Our philosophy and traditions, based on the mission of St. Angela Merici, foster a culture of achievement in which you master rigorous academics, develop lifelong friendships, become a model of service and goodwill, and emerge from our school a strong, confident trailblazer ready to leave your mark on the world. 

Our Upper School gives you the opportunity to fully engage in the broad spectrum of challenging academics, social events and activities, world-class athletics, award-winning fine arts, spiritual guidance, and more. Over the next four years, you will thrive academically with the help of your classmates and teachers, who set and maintain a high standard for performance. In an environment where a girl occupies every key role from Student Council President to Captain of the Softball Team, you develop greater self-confidence and broader interests through fulfilling leadership opportunities, motivating you to think critically, speak effectively, build strong interpersonal skills, and become an active member of your community.

On a daily basis, our Upper School faculty and staff members help you realize your full academic potential by bringing course material to life through a seamless integration of technology and instruction through our One-to-One Laptop program. Complementing our academic and extracurricular offerings, our Serviam program affords you the unique and profoundly important opportunity to serve others in and out of the classroom, helping to mold the person you are and deepen your spirituality.

For more than 120 years, our Upper School graduates have left our halls and entered the world as leaders, thinkers, and role models, rising to the top of their collegiate classes and the top of their industries. With you, our legacy lives on.


  • ARC Christmas Party
  • Back-to-UA Day
  • Big Sister/Little Sister Picnic and Sleepover
  • Cultural Day
  • Father/Daughter Dinner Dance, Junior Prom, Senior Prom
  • Homecoming Pep Rally, Tissue Paper Fashion Show and Dance
  • Sophomores share Serviam reflections and family dinner
  • Junior Ring Mass
  • Senior Kairos Retreat
  • Upper School Sports Banquet
  • Upper School Plays and Productions
  • Upper School Talent Show