When Saint Angela Merici founded the company of Saint Ursula in 1535, the young women of Brescia, Italy had two options in life: they could marry or enter a cloister. Angela gave them a new option: they could live with their families and stay at their workplaces, while living a life dedicated to God and to the service of others. This desire to empower women is still an important part of a St. Ursula education today.
The inspiration of this brave, innovative young woman who founded a company of women in the 1500's is at the foundation of our mission and core values today. Based on St. Angela's teachings and the example of our founding Catholic Sisters, the Ursulines of Cincinnati, St. Ursula Academy has developed several programs to ensure our students are developing their whole person through education, faith, character development, appreciation for the differences and gifts of others, and Christian service to our community and the world.
Below you can learn more about our Ursuline Identity and how we share our legacy with the students, faculty and staff of Saint Ursula Academy.