Welcome to Saint Ursula Academy
Saint Ursula Academy is a Catholic, college-preparatory, secondary school for young women, sponsored by the Ursulines of Cincinnati in the spirit of St. Angela Merici, their foundress. Educating students since 1910, the Academy carries a distinguished tradition of academic excellence, innovation and service. Saint Ursula educates the whole person and prepares young women for leadership in a global society.
Talented administrators, faculty and staff are dedicated the school's mission of encouraging academic excellence and empowering each student to become a woman of faith, integrity and courage committed to building a better world.

Saint Ursula Academy offers an intensive four-year program in the fields of English, mathematics, science, social studies, French, Spanish, Latin, and religion. Four year programs also are offered in Art, Design and Theatre. An entrance test is required of all prospective freshmen students. Academic scholarships are also based on the results of this test.

The Academy also offers a program for college-bound, highly motivated young women of above average ability who have dyslexia or other learning disabilities. Students with diagnosed learning disabilities  are completely mainstreamed within the college-preparatory curriculum through the Educational Services Program, which began in 1983 at Saint Ursula.

A Saint Ursula education offers much more than strong academics. It intertwines moral values and standards of excellence, exercises in Christian leadership and service in family, Church, and society. St. Ursula Academy seeks cultural and socio-economic diversity by drawing students from the entire Cincinnati area to its campus centrally located in East Walnut Hills.
For the 2016-2017 school year, Saint Ursula Academy is home to 660 students representing 78 grade schools and approximately 35 school districts in the Greater Cincinnati area.
24% of our students receive financial assistance.
The student teacher ratio is 13:1.
Average Class size is 19.
80% of the faculty have post-graduate degrees.
In Recent Years

  • Saint Ursula Academy’s Ethics Bowl Team won the first State of Ohio Ethics Bowl Competition in 2016.
  • From 2006-2016, The St. Ursula Academy Vocal Ensemble (SUAVE) and the Orchestra (SUASO) won 29 First Place Trophies collectively in national competitions. SUAVE also won 12 Overall Choral Awards. SUASO won 2 Overall Instrumental Awards. The ensembles also merited 18 Outstanding Soloist Awards, 6 Outstanding Section Awards, and 2 Outstanding Accompanist Awards.
  • SUAVE merited the prestigious Esprit de Corps Award at the "Music in the Parks" Louisville Competition in 2016!
  • In the 2015-2016 theatre season, SUA’s production of Decision Height earned 2 Cappie Awards for Best Ensemble in a Play and Best Comic Actress in a Play. The show also earned 12 Cappie nominations including Best Marketing and Publicity, Best Sound, Best Costumes, Best Stage Management and Stage Crew, Best featured Actress in a Play, Best Supporting Actress in a Play, Best Female Critic, and nominee for Best Critic and Best Play.
  • 31 students volunteer on a regular basis in programming in the Community Service Office. 155 students do service in Greater Cincinnati area weekly. 
  • The majority of the SUA student population participates in the Annual Food Drive in October, which supplies food for 5 area pantries. 
  • Service Days are part of Spiritual Journey Week for both freshmen and sophomore classes every February.  
  • Service Learning is part of the Religion, Math and Art Departments, where teachers incorporate service in their classroom curriculum. In 2014 -15, 140 religion students, 50 math students and 80 art students took part in Service Learning. (270 students total)
  • 4 individual state champions in Track and 1 individual state champion in Cross Country (2012-2015)
  • 19 state championships: golf (1994 & 1997), soccer (1991, 1993, 2007,and 2008), swimming & diving (1993-95), volleyball (1993-98, 2001,2003); cross country in 2006, and field hockey in 2010. Swimming and Diving State runner-Up in 2015.
  • National Division I volleyball championship 2003
  • Seven Buddy LaRosa High School Athlete of the Year Awards: 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2004, 2010, and 2015
  • Scholar athlete - GGCL Scarlet Division 1 2015
  • GGCL All Sport League: SUA has been first or second every year for the past 10 years!
    o All Sport League Champions - Scarlet Division 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2015
    o All Sport League Runners-Up - Scarlet Division 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Winner of the Harold Meyer Award for Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity OHSAA– 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Saint Ursula Academy
1339 East McMillan Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
Phone: 513-961-3410
Fax: 513-961-3856
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