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Ursuline Academy

5535 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242
(513) 791-5791

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Private Grades 9-12 711 students Unknown students/teacher

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About this school

Ursuline Academy is a private high school. The principal of Ursuline Academy is Mr. Thomas M. Barhorst, who can be contacted at 711 students go to Ursuline Academy and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. Sycamore High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% %
Multiracial 4% %
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% %
Hispanic 0.8% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    As a parent I was not impressed by the academics and all around education my daughter received at Ursuline Academy. Our younger daughter went to a different all girls catholic high school in the area and we had a mych better expierence. Our younger daughter was pushed harder and learned in a more inviting environment. She was able to step out of her comfort zone and take on leadership positions which our older daughter was never even offered. I did not find UA to be a good fit for my family

  • (1 year ago)

    The BEST four years that I could have imagined in high school were spent at Ursuline! I felt loved and supported every day. My preparation for college was outstanding. Ursuline is the BEST!

  • (2 years ago)

    Extremely controlling over the top with unnecessary discipline and singles out students that speak up for themselves. Great place if you want to get into a good college but not ivy. The faculty squashes individualism and nitpicks at everything. The girls that weren't smart enough to leave are either so awesome they can endure terrible situations with a smile or have no personality whatsoever. The upside is Kairos senior year which allows everyone to forgive any prior issues they had with the institution.

  • (4 years ago)

    One of the best schools there is. Great academics great sports and a very caring environment. Produces confident intelligent young women. As a graduate I could not ask for a better high school experience.

  • (5 years ago)

    Ursuline Academy was my home and the girls I graduated with were my sisters. There is no denying that the years I spent at that school were the best four years of my life. It taught me to be a better person and the academics are amazing. My younger sister just enrolled as a freshman and I would do absolutely anything to take her place. Choosing Ursuline is the best decision any girl can make. It will change your life.

  • (6 years ago)

    Ursuline was the best decision of my life. I love the school the community and everything about UA.

  • (6 years ago)

    Corny as it may sound I truly cannot imagine having a better high school experience. There is a real sense of community at UA--the girls are like sisters and the teachers are very approachable and friendly. The rotating modular schedule has made me more independent conscientious and easygoing--and it shakes things up a bit! There are tons of academic athletic and extracurricular opportunities to take advantage of. UA is home!

  • (8 years ago)

    I think that academically I was well prepared however the social aspects of the school left much to be desired. If you are not one of the 'in' students you seem to fall by the wayside.

  • (9 years ago)

    I couldn't imagine having gone anywhere else for highschool. The girls leave UA extremely prepared for college and ahead of the game. Not only is Ursuline a great school academically but the bonds and family atmosphere of the students is astounding! I'm so thankful I was given the opportunity to attend such a fine school. It truly is one of a kind.

  • (11 years ago)

    The education is so much higher here than in a public school. It took our daughter awhile to catch up after being in the public school system where she took all advanced classes but luckily she's pretty smart and is doing well in the 2nd semester. It was pretty overwhelming for her at first at how far ahead they were. Best decision we've ever made. She'll be so much better prepared for college and have more opportunities and confidence.

  • (11 years ago)

    My daughter graduated from Ursuline went on to Embry Riddle Aeronatonical University where she graduated in less than 4 years. Due to her high school education she excelled at the college level. On her first job interview she was employed by Owen's Corning as a safety director at one of their plants. She was number 1 out of 150 applioants. Ursuline gave her a strong foundation for education duty to responsibility and confidence as well as an outstanding education. I would highly recommend this school to any interested parent.

  • (11 years ago)

    Best decision of my life was to leave public schools and attend UA. Students give the school its character. I came out very prepared for college in my mind.

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