Ursuline Academy of Dallas

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Basic Information

Address: 4900 Walnut Hill Lane Dallas, TX 75229
County: Dallas
Phone Number: 469-232-1800
Fax Number: 469-232-1836
President: Gretchen Z. Kane
Principal: Dr. Andrea Shurley
School Type: All girls Catholic College Preparatory, Grades 9-12

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Additional Information

Accreditation: Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS)
Founded: 1874
Organization Affiliation: Educational Records Bureau (ERB), Global Education Benchmark Group (GERB), Independent Curriculum Group, National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), National Catholic Education Association (NCEA), National Coalition of Girls' Schools (NCGS), One Schoolhouse, Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS), The College Board, Ursuline Education Network (UEN), Microsoft Showcase School
Ages/Grades: Grades 9-12
School Schedule: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
School Size: Enrollment 850+
Classroom Size: Average class size 15-18
Student/Teacher Ratio: Student-Teacher Ratio is 9:1


Financial Aid:

2022- 23: $1,600,000.00 in financial assistance and merit awards to 201 students, representing approximately 24% of the student body.


Ursuline Academy offers a challenging college preparatory curriculum with additional opportunities for elective course work to support individual growth and development. Criteria for acceptance into AP and Honors courses are specialized and selective.
26 Credits are required for Graduation:
English (4)
Mathematics (3)
Science (3)
Social Studies (4)
Theology (4)
World Language (3)
Electives (1)
Physical Education (1)
Fine Arts (1)
Computer Science (1)
Speech (0.5)
Upperclassman Seminar:
Life Skills (0.5)

Camp Programs: Yes
Summer School: Yes
Admissions Deadline: Applications due January 11, 2024
Mission Statement:

Founded in 1874, Ursuline Academy of Dallas is an independent Catholic college preparatory school for young women sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters. The mission of Ursuline Academy is the total development of the individual student through spiritual formation, intellectual growth, service to others, and building of community. Ursuline Academy educates young women for leadership in a global society.