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Ursuline Academy of Dallas

Private | 10-12 | 815 students


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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $239,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $810.

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Posted December 11, 2007

As an alumni, its a great school! Prepared me well for college!
—Submitted by a student

Posted May 7, 2007

I currently attend Ursuline Academy. I absolutely love the school. I have made many friends that I know I will have for a long time. My mom went to Ursuline and she still is really good friends from high school. The academics are outstanding and there are countless extracurricular activities for the students to get involved in. I would recommend Ursuline to any young woman that wants to make great friends, have a wonderful high school experience, and learn a lot.
—Submitted by a student

Posted November 20, 2006

This school is incredible. The academics, sports, and other curricular activities are amazing. I currently attend Ursuline and from the second I set foot in that school I knew that was where I belonged. The teachers are excellent and the curriculum provided is top notch. There are many opportunities to take ap classes. Another great part about Ursuline is that it offers many foreign languages such as spanish, chinese, french, and latin. The students that attend this school have many options for classes. Ursuline presents many highly admirable qualities. Ursuline academy should be your top choice when choosing a high school! I love Ursuline
—Submitted by a student

Posted October 3, 2006

If you value Catholism and expect UA to enrich your daughter in her faith, pass on enrolling her at Ursuline. If you have deep pockets, you'll fit in with the parents. If not, you'll never be accepted. Overall it was not a good experience.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 3, 2006

My niece went to Ursuline for her first two years of high school and it simply was not the school for her. She was not involved on any of the athletic teams, nor did she have an overly high intellect; therefore, she just never fit in. She was part of the student body who just didn't 'fit the mold.' Thus, if your daughter is slightly 'on the edge' in terms of her social life, you might want to consider a more diverse student population at a public high school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 18, 2006

Ursuline is a great school that offers everything to its students. They offer sports, art, music and many more extracurricular activities. The academics are top rate.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted January 18, 2006

Two of my children graduated from this school. I've been in four private schools with my children over the years. All have ups and downs, but overall, I maintain that Ursuline had a constant focus on best development process for the girls, even during tumultuous times and changing leadership.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 14, 2005

Except for a few extraordinary teachers, this is more of a finishing school for trophy wives.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted October 24, 2005

Ursuline Academy is a great private school for young women. Ursuline stress the importance of serviam to serve others at the same time, growing as an individual. Academics are highly rated and graduates go onto Ivy League colleges and Universities.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted March 8, 2005

The fact that this is an all girl school allows the students to express themselves intellectually without ever feeling embarrassed. The strict curriculum allows the students to be accepted in some of the most prestigious colleges. The environment is extremely welcoming, and friendships are formed there that will last a lifetime.
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 11, 2004

I'm a student at Ursuline. The academics of the school are very challenging which is a plus of the school. But the school gives us, the students, little freedom in expressing ourselves. If your views do not fit what the administration thinks is appropriate you get in trouble. The girls at Ursuline are great, there a true mix of views about all issues, which allows you to become close friends.
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 11, 2004

I am a parent of a junior at Ursuline. The girls must really work, but are very prepared for college. The school is well organized and safe, as a parent I have few issues except the inaccessability of the administration. The teachers have for the most part been very supportive of my daughter and are available when I needed to speak with them. The counceling office is good. The girls are amazing young women. Helpful and supportive of each other with less cliqueiness than at other schools. If you can deal with the inflexibility of the procedures and administration, then you and your daughter will enjoy Ursuline.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 13, 2004

I just graduated from Ursuline and if I had do it again... I wouldn't. The administration is extremely insincere and their main focus is getting money from you. If you donate money to the school then you are worth their time. They believe they are superior to everyone; although I have to admit some of the teachers there are nice and care about their students, but most do not even know how to teach. Most of the people there (students, administration) are close-minded and naive. So my piece of advice is: If you want your kid to live in a bubble and grow up around people thinking they are better than everyone else...Ursuline is the place for you.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted March 8, 2004

I'm currently a senior here at Ursuline. It is definately challenging but I believe the teachers push you to your best. The all girls environment was the best decision I've ever made. The teachers here are excellent and willing to go the extra mile to help you. I definately recommend Ursuline for the focused student!
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 10, 2003

The social environment is great - generally good set of girls attend here and girls are not as 'catty' as they are at other girls. But the administration can be sufficating. Students have little freedom academically and behaviorally - and not in a beneficial way. Work load is extremely strenuous - although it challenges the student be prepared for the possibilty of a a lower grade for the effort than if you were attending a public school- which you might want to think about before you start applying for colleges. A plus is that there is a large variety of extracurriculars a student can get involved in- everything from athletics to the arts to community service.
—Submitted by a former student

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 37%
Hispanic 13% 47%
Black 3% 14%
Two or more races 3% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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  • Gretchen Kane
  • All girls
  • Roman catholic
  • ISAS
  • NAIS
  • NCEA
  • NCGS
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  • (469) 232-1836


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4900 Walnut Hill Ln
Dallas, TX 75229
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