Learning for Life. Since 1727.

Ursuline Academy is an all-girls Catholic school offering a strong educational environment from early childhood (Toddler 1) through a college preparatory secondary program (12th Grade). Founded in 1727 by the Sisters of the Order of Saint Ursula, Ursuline Academy enjoys the distinction of being both the oldest school for girls and the oldest Catholic school in the United States.
Today’s Ursuline offers an education rooted in a tradition of formation and innovation, nurturing the development of the whole person – intellectually, spiritually and physically. Our students are prepared for leadership and service in the world they will inherit.

The Importance of Discovery

The Academy’s challenging curriculum, inspiring visual and performing arts programs, diverse selection of extracurricular activities, and competitive athletic offerings provide endless opportunities for students to explore and cultivate interests and passions of all kinds. The Ursuline girl may find herself in many roles: scholar, athlete, artist, explorer, leader, writer, mathematician, scientist, thespian, and philanthropist. However, the most important role — the one we hope she will always feel comfortable in — is being herself.

Learn more about UA

Ursuline Academy is currently restricting visitors, but staff and administration are working. Our Admissions Office is available to share all of the great things about Ursuline. Contact us for a digital tour package, set up a phone call to get answers or click to apply for the 2020-2021 school year. Contact Becky McLellan, Director of Admissions, at 504.866.5292 or admissions@uanola.org.