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. There is a rich selection of electives, many exclusive to SUA. 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.