Advertisement
Advertisement

Ursuline Academy High School

Private | 8-12 | 420 students

The oldest school for girls and the oldest Catholic school in the United States
 
 

Student diversity

Looks like we have no information about the race or ethnicity of the student body.

 
 

 
 

Living in New Orleans

Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $247,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $940.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
 
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

Sweep tile
No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on April 1, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 on April 30, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”). Open to legal residents of the U.S. and D.C., 13 years and older. Each school that receives a new, published review will get one (1) entry into the sweepstakes, up to ten (10) entries throughout the Promotion Period. See the Official Rules for details. Sponsor: GreatSchools, 1999 Harrison St., Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612.

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

15 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted May 20, 2013

I just graduated from UA as a Mac of 2012 and I highly recommend it. The school is beautiful with it's own rich history. Only UA graduates can marry in the beautiful church! This is something I am looking forward to! The girls in my class were so close, and I have made friends for life. The teachers are passionate and the class sizes are small. I learned so much at Ursuline, and it has given me excellent preparation for college. UA also taught me a lot about my faith and my relationship with God. You will leave UA as a confident, well rounded woman.


Posted February 11, 2011

My daughter is so happy at Ursuline! The school really cares about the girls and the small class size really makes it seem like a family. She is doing well academically and has a wonderful group of friends. I couldn't be more pleased with Ursuline Academy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2011

I agree with the May 15th posting. One of the meanest schools my daughter ever went to. She is now in High School, happy and doing well and till this day she says "she did not know what depression was, until she attended this school" Bullying from Teachers and Students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2010

I go to Ursuline and i love the school, the teachers, and the people
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2009

Ursuline is an incredible school and I am very satisfied with. Ursuline has a history like no other's, and I am pleased with the will to teach or our teachers. It is my second year here at UA, and I have had nothing but good experiences. Ursuline has reached out and everyone's talents and interests are accepted and apprieciated. The academic progam is very impressive, as are the important art progams here. The classes are smaller which assuages the learning of the students. The students are granted more attention from the teachers. This school has not disappointed me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 15, 2009

I do not recommend this school unless, you have lots of money, politically connected or have a mother, grandmother that attended. This school seems to favor these girls over just regular girls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2009

I have a daughter in her 1st year at Ursuline Academy High School and we are extremely pleased. The small size of the school enables the girls to reach out to each other, and it is much easier to be appreciated and develop individual strengths and talents. The new principal seems commited to the quality of the academic program and the discipline. The academics are challenging and appropriate. The campus is beautiful ,especially the National Shrine where many ceremonies and masses take place. The girls are truely cared for at Ursuline Academy High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2008

I highly recommend Ursuline Academy. The girls I have met and the environment in which I am surrounded by I believe is unlike other schools. At Ursuline, you know everyone because you see the same faces everyday. This school has helped me grow academically as well as spiritually. Choosing Ursuline was the best decision I have made. I am convinced that any other school would jsut fall short. Go Macs 2009!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2008

It is awesome and a very creative school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2008

I am currently a student at this school and recommend this school to any girl who loves to have a great time and is up for a great learning experience plus your duaghter is going to have the time of her life and grow into a great and strong young woman. If I were any parent I would totaly choose this school for my daughter. I promise you going to Ursuline Academy has changed my life and I'm sure that it will trully change your daughters. Go macs of 2012!! thank you!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 12, 2007

I am a graduate of Ursuline (class of 2005...go Sioux!) and I loved that school! There is no better enviroment for girls that age. The teachers are great, and Rally is the best!! I highly recommend my Alma Mater...:)
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2007

I am a parent of two at Ursuline, an 8th grader and a senior. They are third generation on both sides of their family. Ursuline Academy is a very special school and very strong in our history. It is a school that produces strong young women who are ready to go out in the world and serve their community as leaders. If you are looking for a school for your daughter, there is no other than Ursuline Academy. Once she visits Ursuline she will not want to visit another. It is greatly recommended to join the Ursuline Family. Go Sioux '84.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2006

I not a parent or nothing i just go to ursuline if you ever thiking about sending your child to any school let ie be,ursuline! gabbie will be class of 2013
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 15, 2006

I am not a parent of Ursuline, but I am a graduate of the class of 2000. I went to Ursuline from 2nd grade all the way through 12th grade. There was no question in the world where I would attend highschool. My mother is also an Ursuline graduate. I loved the family atmosphere of Ursuline. The friends I made there will last a lifetime. The academics prepared me very well for college. I now attend Our Lady of Holy Cross Nursing School and I am soon to graduate. Ursuline was the best time of my life and I will never forget the spirit and love the school gave to me! There are so many extracurricular activities to be involved with; there is something there for everyone. The only thing I have left to say is, Go Macs! -Kristin
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 31, 2004

I'm not a parent, but I am graduate of the Ursuline Academy class of 2000, and I have nothing but praise to offer the school. The all-female environment is absolutely wonderful, and the size of the school is perfect. There are just enough students for individuals to meet different kinds of people, but not so many that it hinders the close-knit bonds that are formed between almost all students at Ursuline. The rich traditions of the institution combined with the accelerated academics make Ursuline Academy a wonderful place to spend your high school years! - Johanna Hochhalter class of 2000
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

We currently do not have any test score information for this school. Unlike public schools, private schools are not always required to report data about their schools or not required to take the same tests as public schools. Many private schools take different standardized tests; however, that information is often made available only to families of enrolled students. We strive to acquire additional private school data whenever available.

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 4-year college 100% (2013)
Read more about resources at this school
Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Recycling club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Dance club: Lionettes
  • Drama club
  • Origami club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Alice Bairnsfather
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Private Tours Available by Appointment
Gender
  • All girls
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (504) 861-7392

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Hybrid
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Bicycle Club
  • Book/reading club
  • Community service
  • Dance club: Lionettes
  • Drama club
  • Math club
  • National Honor Society
  • Origami club
  • Recycling club
  • Sailing Club
  • Save NOLA Strays
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Photos

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • In a diverse community with an inspiring heritage, Ursuline Academy fosters spiritual formation, academic excellence and a life-long commitment to Serviam: I will serve. The Academy values the uniqueness of each student, nurtures the whole person and develops leaders of confidence and compassion.
School leaders can update this information here.

Apply

 

This school accepts applications on a

rolling basis

 
Apply now
 

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$8000 - $9000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 100%
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

2635 State St
New Orleans, LA 70118
Website: Click here
Phone: (504) 866-5292

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools



Encore Academy
New Orleans, LA


Lusher Charter School
New Orleans, LA




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT