Diversity is a core value at Saint Ursula Academy. Historically, the esteem for diversity is rooted in the teachings of St. Angela Merici, foundress of the Ursuline Order, and whose ideals continue to shape the educational character of the Academy. Angela insisted on love and respect for every individual, and a responsiveness to the “needs of the times” and of all social classes especially those marginalized, not by choice, but by alienation, oppression, or exclusion from educational opportunities.
Saint Ursula Academy strives to embrace that imperative for diversity. In operation since 1910, the Academy is centrally located in East Walnut Hills, 1339 East McMillan Street. Saint Ursula Academy’s location attracts diversity in its staff and student body, including different social, racial, religious and economic backgrounds. Our diverse student community comes from nearly 80 public and private schools. Students commute from 35 school districts from the Greater Cincinnati area and Northern Kentucky, using public school district bus transportation, Queen City Metro, arranged car pools, or their own car. The student body is 90% Roman Catholic with the remaining 10% of our population belonging to other Christian, Jewish, Hindu and Muslim faiths. Over the past five years, the minority student populations average remains steady at 7%