Ursuline enables students to discover the power within them by meeting each student where she is, helping her understand her individual learning style and growing from there. Ursuline students are guided by the same counselor and advisor over their four years, allowing unique goals to be formed with a trusted confidant. Each student will graduate with a portfolio of her time and work at Ursuline Academy, giving her another edge in pursuing a college education.

Innovative Education

At Ursuline, we are proud to offer a wide spectrum of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) and other progressive programs:

    • Coding, forensics, engineering, entrepreneurship/marketing, conflict resolution, video production and computer graphics
    • Student broadcast center with professional-grade equipment
    • Visual and performing arts classes including dance, ceramics, photography, and vocal and instrumental instruction
    • Google-based educational platform
    • College credit/AP classes offered in all core subjects
    • Global Education Program


NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE | Ursuline Academy is one of five secondary schools in the St. Louis area to receive the National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence honor twice.

Graduation Requirements

The general minimum credit requirements for Ursuline are:

  • Theology  4
  • English  4
  • Mathematics  3
  • Science  3
  • Social Studies  3
  • World Language  2
  • Physical Education  1
  • Business/Technology  1
  • Fine Arts  1
  • Health  .5
  • Communications  .5

Total Credits 26

One hundred twenty hours of community service are required for graduation which includes sixty hours of release time in junior year.

Participation in retreat is required of all underclasswomen; senior retreat is optional.

When a student graduates from Ursuline, these are the values that have been instilled in her. 

Josh Luparell Teacher

A student should choose Ursuline Academy because our students are part of a community that reaches beyond our campus. In many cases, students leave UA with friendships that transcend language barriers and span oceans. That community, coupled with a rigorous top-tier education, does a great job preparing students for their college course work and life in a global society.