- Welcome to admissions
- why ursuline
- why an all girls school?
- schedule a visit
- admissions criteria
- scholarship opportunities
- tuition & financial aid
- class of 2023
- transfer students
- international students
- request information
- Apply now
Welcome to Admissions
At Ursuline we are committed to guiding our students to academic, social, and spiritual success as they grow into confident leaders rooted in the Ursuline values. No matter who you are or where you come from, you can find your place within our sisterhood. The best way to get to know Ursuline is to spend a day with us. Come and experience our community, class and campus - and begin discovering the power within U!
Why Ursuline Academy is the right fit for you.
Ursuline's community encourages you to be yourself and follow your passions, no matter what they may be.
Lifelong friendships are established and carried on into adult life.
Ursuline allows you to challenge yourself with a wide range of academics, including college credit and AP classes.
Ursuline students grow spiritually while embracing the Academy's motto of Serviam through community service.
Ursuline faculty are talented individuals who care about each student and assist them in realizing their individual academic potential.
From the first day you walk through the door, you find a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Everyone - students and teachers - are eager to help you learn and grow.
Ursuline Academy is a place designed especially for girls and the way they learn. Studies show that girls find it easier to excel and become more confident learners in an all-girl setting. It's a more comfortable environment that encourages girls to speak up in class, to express their opinions, and to take initiative in everything from academics to the arts to athletics. At Ursuline, every girl is an achiever in her own way. Girls start clubs, plan service projects, play on sports teams, and hold all of the leadership positions. The all-girl environment creates a special, sister-like bond among students and a strong sense of community. From the first day a girl walks through the door, she finds a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Everyone – students and teachers – is eager to help you learn, grow, and succeed in taking on any challenge. Find out what the research shows about the benefits of an all-girl education.
The best way to get to know Ursuline is to spend a day with us. Personal campus visits can be scheduled by phone or by clicking below. Come and experience our community, classes and campus - and begin discovering the power within U!
Admissions are based upon the following:
- Academic success in 6th, 7th and first semester 8th grade.
- Standardized test scores from grades 6th, 7th and 8th grade
- Personal Interview
Ursuline Academy is committed to the education of students who seek a strong academic program and value a uniquely Catholic environment. Admissions is based upon the student's ability to complete a college preparatory, accelerated or honors program.
Merit scholarships recognize students with strong academic credentials. These are renewable scholarships that are automatically applied to any incoming student who meets all criteria.
Academic Excellence Scholarship: $5,000
Core composite score on 7th- or 8th-grade standardized testing is at 98th or 99th percentile
Principal’s Scholarship: $2,000
Core composite score on the 7th- or 8th-grade standardized testing is at 96th or 97th percentile
STEAM Scholarship: $1,000
Subtest score in science on the 7th- or 8th-grade standardized testing is at 90th percentile or higher
Students meeting the test score requirement must still meet all other criteria for acceptance to Ursuline Academy. For more information, contact Ursuline’s Admissions office at 314-984-2815 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each merit-based scholarship is renewable for four years if the student maintains First Honors status.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition & Fees
Ursuline Academy’s tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year has been set for $15,500 with a standard fee of $375 and a technology fee of $200. Ursuline Academy students have a choice to bring their own laptop or use an Ursuline-provided laptop. Please see the Technology Information Sheet below for details. The laptop fee of $250 will be assessed to students choosing an Ursuline Academy-provided laptop. 2019-2020 Technology Information Sheet
Tuition covers a portion of the costs of teaching services to facilitate the physical, spiritual, and mental growth and development of students in a safe and wholesome environment. For the 2019-2020 school year, the actual cost of educating an Ursuline student is $18,925. The gap between the actual cost of education and tuition is $2,850. This difference is made up with charitable gifts to the Ursuline Fund by parents, grandparents and friends as well as our annual fundraising events.
Ursuline Academy partners with Smart Tuition for the processing and collection of our families’ tuition and fees. This partnership with Smart Tuition allows for a confidential system where families can see for themselves a complete report of their tuition account. Details such as tuition billing, financial assistance, laptop fee, tuition GAP donations and elective fees are posted directly to family accounts. A secure login ID enables parents to view this information at any time of the day.
- Smart Tuition General Information - FAQ's
- Smart Tuition Enrollment Instructions for Incoming Students
- Smart Tuition Re-Enrollment Instructions for Returning Students
- Smart Tuition website: https://www.smarttuition.com/
Beginning October 1, 2019 we will begin accepting financial aid applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Ursuline partners with FACTS Grant and Aid for processing the applications and to provide preliminary data relative to each family’s financial need.
Apply online here. If you have an existing account with FACTS, please enter your existing username and password. If you are new to FACTS, please select “Create Username and Password” to begin. You will need your 2018 financial information available for uploading.
- October 1, 2019 - FACTS online application period opens
- December 31, 2019 - Deadline for completing applications. Please note, late applicants will be considered if funds remain and may be placed on a waiting list
- January 20, 2020 - 2019 W-2 submission deadline to FACTS
- January 31, 2020 - Financial aid award notification mailed to new students with their letters of admission
- Mid-February, 2020 - Financial aid award notification mailed to returning students, no later than mid-February
- The K-12 Family Education Loan sponsored by Sallie Mae is available to Ursuline families. Loans are available to pay tuition costs plus a percentage of other school costs. Click here to read more about the Sallie Mae loans.
Beyond Sunday Fellows
- Learn more about the 2019-2020 Beyond Sunday Fellows program for high school students by reviewing the frequently asked questions and their website for more information. Click here to apply for a scholarship. The deadline for application is February 28.
- External scholarship opportunities are available through many parishes and organizations. We encourage all students to inquire with churches and other organizations in which they are currently involved.
Missouri 529 MOST Accounts
Catholic school parents may benefit from recent changes to the federal tax code which allows parents to make contributions to a child's Missouri 529 MOST account for K-12 tuition, in addition to expenses for higher education that are already permitted.
The Missouri 529 MOST account is an investment program sponsored by the Missouri State Treasurer's office. Anyone can open a MOST account, including parents, grandparents, or friends of K-12 or college-aged students. Interest earnings on contributions to MOST accounts are not subject to state or federal taxes. Furthermore, qualified distributions from the account (those for higher education expenses, and now K-12 tuition) are also not taxed. Parents can withdraw up to $10,000 annually for private K-12 tuition per student as an eligible distribution from a MOST account.
Funds contributed to a MOST account are deducted from the parent's taxable income. Reducing taxable income, in turn, will reduce the state tax bill parents pay.
Click these links for more information:
Please click here for information regarding the class of 2023.
Ursuline Academy welcomes high school students looking to explore an alternative experience.
We encourage you to schedule a campus visit and spend the day with us.
To apply as a transfer student please complete the following forms and return to:
341 S. Sappington Road
St. Louis, MO 63122
Welcome to Ursuline Academy!
The Ursuline students of today are the global leaders of tomorrow. Build on standards of academic excellence and respect for the uniqueness of each person, Ursuline Academy educates young women for living and leading in a global society. If you are an international student looking to experience academic excellence and personal development studying abroad in the United States, you’ll find it all at Ursuline. Ursuline Academy St. Louis is certified to issue I-20 Certificates for international students.
Ursuline Academy is looking for academically and personally driven students to join our sisterhood. International students must demonstrate a desire to engage ethically, critically and empathetically with the world around them. Students must also be able to demonstrate a strong academic ability and strong English-speaking skills.
International students register for a yearly fee of $10,000 plus the actual cost of educating a student.
Experience the American high school culture customized to your interests. International students are encouraged to discover the power within themselves through a personalized approach to academics, co-curricular and athletics programs.
See below for more information regarding our program:
If you are a student seeking enrollment from: The People’s Republic of China, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong or hold a Chinese passport (including current students already in the U.S. on an F-1 Visa)
ADMISSION POLICY FOR STUDENTS HOLDING PASSPORTS FROM THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES: THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, TAIWAN, HONG KONG AND OTHERS HOLDING CHINESE PASSPORTS
All international student applicants described above who require a F-1 visa to attend school in the United States will need to contact KEM Educational Group (KEM). This includes students who currently attend a school in the U.S. on an F-1 visa. KEM will assist with all inquiries, applications and, should admission be awarded, the enrollment process. Should a student be offered admission to Ursuline Academy and the offer of admission be accepted, KEM will also provide a comprehensive set of student support services such as legal guardianship, assistance with I-20 related matters, health insurance, housing and various activities.
Ursuline Academy is unable to work with international students described above independent of our partner, KEM.
Please direct all of your inquiries and questions to Yonghong Ying-McElroy
Ursuline will begin enrolling international students from other parts of the world for the 2020-2021 school year.
Thank you for your interest in Ursuline Academy. Whether you have questions, would like to learn more, or are interested in scheduling a tour, we are happy to help.
Please complete the form below and we will be in contact with you soon.
We are excited that you have chosen Ursuline Academy for your high school experience!
In order to apply, you must complete the Ursuline Academy online application. Once your application has been submitted, a confirmation email will be forwarded to you with a link to schedule your interview date and time.
You must then complete the Archdiocesan Catholic High School online application which will be open beginning October 14, 2019. This is where you will indicate Ursuline Academy as your first choice.
Applications must be completed by November 15, 2019.
Catholic elementary student transcripts will be forwarded to the first high school choice of the student. Parents of students who attend public middle schools or private non-Catholic schools will need to print the form from the Archdiocese and send to your specific middle school for transcript transfer.
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Sue Thomasson at 314-984-2815 or by email.