The mission of Ursuline Academy is the total development of the individual student through spiritual formation, intellectual growth, service to others and the building of community. Parents play an important role in achieving these goals. Here are a few tips on how to stay in touch and get involved at UA.

General Information

Main Office:  314-984-2800

  • Office hours on school days are 7:30am until 4pm during the academic year.  When offices are closed, a recorded message with daily information can be heard by dialing 314-984-2800.
  • Emergencies at home might require a student's immediate release from her classes.  In such an instance, a parent or other adult relative should contact the school.  In the event of the death of a any member of a student's family, please notify the school office.  Serious illness might also be reported.
  • Change of address, phone number or other information about a student or her family should be reported promptly to the school office.
  • Guests and visitors must sign in at the main office and obtain a nametag which must be displayed at all times.
  • Gifts of balloons, flowers, etc. for students are not to be sent to school.

To report an absence:  314-984-2800

Billing/Finance:  314-984-2820

Faculty/Staff contact information

Inclement Weather

  • Channel 5 (KSDK) and Channel 4 (KMOV) will announce snow schedule as well as school closing.
  • Channel 2 (KTVI) will only announce school closing.
  • KMOX (1120am) will announce snow schedule as well as school closing.
  • If classes are dismissed because of snow, these stations will not announce the exact time of an early snow closing.

Quick Links

  • Access your daughter's grades and information
  • Tuition processing and collection
  • Application for tuition assistance
  • View upcoming parent volunteer opportunities
  • Sign up to volunteer for the Bear Den for the 2019-2020 school year
  • Provides a variety of services to assist each student in all phases of her school life
  • Use the 4-digit ID from the schedule to login; add funds to keep a positive balance for cafe use


Week of...

email sent every Friday with upcoming week's announcements and events - click here for the weekly newsletter (week of May 17-21)

Monthly Newsletter

emailed the third week of each month and includes student and alumnae news,  messages from leadership, upcoming events and more. Click here to read the April community newsletter.

If you are not receiving email communications please fill out this form or contact Mrs. Leah Folk by email.


Bear Moms: Mothers' Club

The purpose of the Bear Moms is to provide opportunities for moms and step-moms to be a part of their Ursuline student’s high school experience. Join us for special Serviam opportunities, social gatherings, meetings and more. READ MORE.

  • If you are a mom or step-mom of an Ursuline student, you are already a member of Bear Moms! There are no membership fees or joining requirements.
  • If you have questions or ideas for the Mothers’ Club, please contact us by email or find us on our Facebook Group.

Events, Volunteer Opportunities and More!

  • Moms & Margaritas
  • Mother/Daughter Service Projects 
  • Meet Me on Monroe Boutique
  • Mother/Daughter Mass & Brunch
  • Campus Holiday Decorating
  • Incoming Freshman Class Brunch

Fathers' Club

The UA Fathers' Club serves as a venue to get to know other Ursuline dads in a welcoming, social group while serving the Academy.  READ MORE

  • The Ursuline Academy Fathers' Club is open to all fathers, step-fathers, or father-figure of your choosing, of our Ursuline students.
  • If you have questions or ideas for the Fathers’ Club, please email us

Sponsored Events, Volunteer Opportunities and Programs

  • Father-Daughter Dinner & Dance
  • Locker Shelf Sales
  • Fall Festival
  • Campus Spring Clean-Up 
  • Back to School BBQ
  • Fathers' / Mothers' Club Happy Hour
  • Father-Daughter Blues and Cardinals Nights
  • Great Networking Opportunities

Tuition & Fees

Ursuline Academy’s tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year has been set for $16,600 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 2021-2022 Technology Information Sheet for details. The laptop fee of $250 will be assessed to students choosing an Ursuline Academy-provided laptop.  As part of our Worry-Free Meal Plan with Pedestal Foods, a fee of $900.00 (approximately $5.50 per day) is set for each student.

The actual cost to educate an Ursuline student exceeds the amount each family is charged for tuition. The difference is referred to as the Tuition Gap and is met through Annual Fund contributions. The Tuition Gap is a tax deductible contribution and is included in your Smart Tuition billing statement, payments are divided evenly over the terms of the payment schedule. The Tuition Gap for 2021-2022 is $4,186. Thank you for all you do to support our school. 

Smart Tuition

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.


Tuition Assistance

Beginning October 16, 2020 we will begin accepting financial aid applications for the 2021-2022 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 2019 financial information available for uploading.

Important Dates:
  • October 16, 2020 - FACTS online application period opens
  • December 31, 2020 - Deadline for completing applications.  Please note, late applicants will be considered if funds remain and may be placed on a waiting list
  • January 20, 2021 - 2020 W-2 submission deadline to FACTS
  • February 5, 2021 - Financial aid award notification mailed to new students with their letters of admission
  • Late-February, 2021 - Financial aid award notification mailed to returning students, no later than mid-February
Sallie Mae
  • 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 2021-2022 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 26, 2021.
External Scholarships
  • 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:

Starting Monday, March 1, Ursuline Academy will return to a five-day in-person learning schedule for our student population for the second semester. Please check your email for the most up-to-date schedule and communications.
Click here for more information, guidelines, and frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19.