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Mission, Vision and Ursuline Values

Our Mission

Saint Ursula Academy is a dynamic Catholic educational community rooted in the Ursuline core values.  Saint Ursula promotes academic excellence, honors the uniqueness of each person, and transforms young women into thinkers, leaders, nurturers, and prophets committed to building a better world.

Our Vision

As we live our Ursuline mission we:
  • Provide a rigorous college preparatory program that leads each student to knowledge and self discovery
  • Ensure that our Catholic mission is the cornerstone of all that we do, while at the same time respecting and welcoming students, parents, faculty, and staff of all faiths
  • Challenge students to be open-minded critical thinkers and lifelong learners who study all aspects of an issue and form opinions based upon inquiry and analysis
  • Model the joy of learning
  • Develop young women with self-confidence, high self-esteem and integrity, aware of their own unique gifts and the responsibility they have to use these gifts to benefit themselves and others
  • Expect students to assume responsibility for their actions while having the freedom to express themselves and take appropriate risks
  • Provide caring support for each student's academic, emotional, social, psychological, and physical needs
  • Embrace diversity and inclusion as we celebrate the dignity of each person
  • Guide students to develop empathy for others both less and more fortunate than themselves
  • Emphasize the importance of balance in their lives as they learn to make prudent choices
  • Inspire students to develop their personal relationship with God leading them to grow into the persons God created them to be
  • Provide students opportunities to be involved in activities that are appropriately counter-cultural, and that challenge the status quo
  • Ultimately Saint Ursula Academy graduates young women who are reflective thinkers, servant leaders, nurturers and prophets

CORE VALUES of an Ursuline Education

Christ-Centered Spirit
 Christ-Centered Spirit
The Christian cross is combined with an outward and inwardly radiating backdrop to reinforce the faith, hope and eternal life it symbolizes. 
Emphasis on Diversity
 Emphasis on Diversity
This symbol is reminiscent of a kaleidoscope with its everchanging patterns of harmony.
Personal Care


Personal Care for the Individual
The maternal theme suggests the care a mother extends to her helpless child.

Recognition of the Dignity of the Gifts of Women

This exuberant symbol depicts the confident and gifted female encased in a crescent moon, inherently associated with the feminine.
Emphasis of the Whole Person

Emphasis on the Development of the Whole Person

The holistic approach to caring is symbolized by the flower, nurtured by gentle hands.
Spirit of Optimisim


Spirit of Optimism and Openness
Three dancing flames intercept a path reminiscent of the yellow brick road symbolizing an open heart and mind to cultivate along life’s journey.
Academic Excellence


Academic Excellence
The open book with the blue ribbon symbolizes our pursuit of academic excellence.
Academic Excellence


Strong Family Spirit 
Three friends with their arms around one another, shoulder to shoulder remind us of the girls singing their school song A New Dawn.
Academic Excellence
Commitment to Christian Service 
Using the suggestion of the washing of feet with gentle waves lapping show our commitment of service in our faith.