Learning for Life. Since 1727.

Ursuline Academy is an all-girls Catholic school offering a strong educational environment from early childhood (Toddler 2) 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.

Small is a Big Deal

Our students are never just a number. Our small and welcoming community ensures that students have meaningful relationships not only with their classmates, but with their teachers, administrators, and students in other grade levels. In smaller schools, a larger percentage of students are engaged because everyone’s participation is needed to fill school offices, teams, clubs, etc. Learning activities are more often individualized, allowing teachers to more easily identify a student’s talents and unique needs.

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Learn more about UA

Whether you have questions, want to learn more, or are interested in experiencing Ursuline for yourself, we’d love to hear from you. Contact Nicole Alvarez, Director of Admissions, at 504.866.5292 or admissions@uanola.org.

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