Ursuline Academy of Dedham

Ursuline Academy of Dedham

Infobox Secondary school
name = Ursuline Academy

motto = "Serviam"

established = 1819
city = Dedham
state = Massachusetts
country = United States
type = Independent, college preparatory school
president = Rosann Whiting
principal = Sr. Mercedes Videira, O.S.U.
enrollment = approx. 450
grades = 7th-12th
address = 85 Lowder Street Dedham, MA 02026
accreditation = New England Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges.
mascot = Bears
colors = Green and white
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website = http://www.ursulineacademy.net
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Ursuline Academy is an independent college preparatory day school for young women in grades 7-12. Located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, USA, it is owned and operated by the Ursuline Sisters, a world-wide teaching order. The Academy is a private Catholic school located on a twenty-eight acre campus in Dedham, Massachusetts. It provides education in all areas and offers over 20 clubs and 10 varsity sports, all award winning. The "Boston Globe" has praised Ursulines' athletes, the Bears, as winning the Singelais Award for maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher and excelling in their chosen activity.


The first Ursuline Academy in the Boston area opened in Charleston in 1819, but in 1834 the school was burned to the ground by a mob. In 1946, the Ursuline Sisters returned at the request of then-Archbishop Richard Cushing and began anew with a small school on Arlington Street. In 1957, the growing school relocated to its present site. [ [http://www.ursulineacademy.net/history.htm History] Official site.]

Notable Alumnae

*Marian Walsh, Massachusetts State Senator

Clubs and Organizations


* V = Varsity, JV = Junior Varsity, JH = Junior High

Courses offered

The High School course listings are listed as follows:
* English I-IV
* AP English
* Algebra I
* Geometry
* Math XI (algebra II and trigonometry)
* Analysis
* Pre-Calculus
* Calculus
* AP Calculus
* Biology
* AP Biology
* Chemistry
* Environmental science
* Physics
* Anatomy and physiology
* World history to 1500
* World history 1500 to present
* U.S. history
* AP U.S. history
* Government
* Psychology
* French I-V
* Latin I-IV
* Spanish I-V
* Religious studies
* Studio arts
* Survey of the arts
* Communication arts
* Computer studies
* Public speaking
* Study skills
* Greek
* SAT review

Junior High courses are as follows:
* Literature
* Grammar
* Mathematics
* Science (life and physical)
* Social Studies (geography and American history)
* Art and music
* Computer studies
* Physical education
* French or Spanish (optional)

Requirements for graduation (in credits) are as follows:
*4 - Theology
*4 - English
*3 - Mathematics
*3 - Science
*3 - Foreign language (French, Latin or Spanish)
*3 - Social studies
*1 - Fine arts
*1 - Physical education
*½ - Computer studies
*2½ - Electives


External links

* [http://www.ursulineacademy.net/ Ursuline Academy]
* [http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/home.asp?mode=o&ot=11&o=2599 Massachusetts Department of Education] directory profile

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