Ursuline High School (Youngstown, Ohio)
|Ursuline High School|
Soli Deo Gloria
For the Glory of God Alone
|750 Wick Avenue
Youngstown, Ohio, (Mahoning County), 44505-2827
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Oversight||Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown|
|Principal||Ms. Patricia Fleming|
|Asst. Principal||Sr. Regina Rogers, OSU|
|Color(s)||Green and Gold|
|Athletics conference||Steel Valley Conference|
|Team name||Fighting Irish|
|Accreditation(s)||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Newspaper||'The Irish Times'|
|Literary magazine||The Seanachie|
|Athletic Director||Sean Durkin|
Ursuline High School is a private coeducational college preparatory secondary school of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio. Founded in 1905 by the Ursuline Sisters, Ursuline was an all-women's academy until 1930.
Around the start of the 20th century, Ursuline High School began service to the ministry of Catholic Education as a simple day school for girls on West Rayen Avenue. With an initial enrollment of 25 girls, the Ursuline Academy of the Holy Name of Jesus was founded, the predecessor of today’s Ursuline High School. The original curriculum stressed classical studies, language skills, doctrinal religion and strict discipline.
Youngstown, Ohio in the years following World War I witnessed an unmatched period of growth and prosperity. Likewise, the Academy flourished and outgrew its Rayen Avenue convent building. The Chauncey Andrews Estate was purchased in February 1919, thus beginning the “Wick Avenue Era,” reflective of Ursuline's current home on Wick Avenue on the North Side of Youngstown, Ohio. The Ursulines began a fundraising drive almost immediately upon moving into the Andrews Estate to build a new school that could accommodate 400 students. Groundbreaking was held in 1924 and in April 1925 the student body moved into a three-story brick building on Bryson Street. Boys were admitted to Ursuline in 1930 and the Academy became officially known as Ursuline High School. Today Ursuline alumni can be found in prominent roles in medicine, law, education, government and business.
The instructional program at Ursuline High School is designed for the college-bound student but is flexible enough to meet the needs of most students. Ursuline offers Honors and Advanced Placement sections in English, French, Spanish, American History, American Government, science and mathematics to challenge students who are gifted in those particular areas.
Ursuline High School has participated in high school athletics and has been a member of the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) for many years. Currently, Ursuline fields 17 varsity teams for both boys and girls and celebrates a long-standing athletic rivalry with Cardinal Mooney High School, another Diocese of Youngstown high school located on Youngstown's South Side.
Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships
- Baseball - 1988, 2000
- Football - 2000, 2008, 2009, 2010
- Boys Golf - 1975, 1976
- Boys Basketball – 1994
- Girls Basketball – 2004
- Daryll Clark - Pennsylvania State University quarterback
- Mike Echols - former NFL player
- Joseph Edwards - Dean Emeritus, College of Fine and Performing Arts, Youngstown State University
- Pat Bilon - actor, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
- Bob Hagan - American politician
- Tim Hagan - American politician
- Paul Maguire - former AFL player, TV sportscaster
- Ed O'Neill - actor
- Frank Ruggiero - Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, United States Department of State
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