Ursuline Academy (Dedham, Massachusetts)

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Ursuline Academy
85 Lowder Street
Dedham, (Norfolk County), Massachusetts 02026
United States
Coordinates 42°14′42″N 71°11′3″W / 42.24500°N 71.18417°W / 42.24500; -71.18417Coordinates: 42°14′42″N 71°11′3″W / 42.24500°N 71.18417°W / 42.24500; -71.18417
Type Private
Motto Serviam
(I will serve.)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1819
Sister school Xaverian Brothers High School
President Mrs. Rosann Whiting

Mrs. Mary Ferrucci

Ms. Mary-Kate Tracy-Robidoux
Grades 712
Gender Girls
Enrollment approx. 440
Color(s) Dark Green and White         
Slogan Serviam
Song "Serviam"
Mascot Bear
Nickname UA
Team name Bears
Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
Publication Serviam Magazine
Newspaper The Blazer
Yearbook Olim
Admissions Director Maura Polles
Athletic Director Michael O'Connor

Ursuline Academy is an independent college preparatory school for young women in grades 7–12. Located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, United States, it is owned and operated by the Ursuline Sisters, a worldwide teaching order. The academy is a private Catholic school located on a 28-acre campus in Dedham, Massachusetts. It provides education in all areas and offers over 20 clubs and 15 varsity sports. 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 Charlestown in 1819. In 1957, the growing school relocated to its present site.[2]


Ursuline Academy competes at the Division III or IV level (dependent on the sport) within the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association. Teams are offered at the Junior High (grades 7 and 8), JV, and Varsity levels.[3]

In the fall, cross country, field hockey, soccer, swimming and diving, and volleyball are offered. Winter sports include basketball, downhill skiing, ice hockey, and indoor track. The spring sports are golf, lacrosse, sailing, softball, tennis, and track and field.[3]

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  1. ^ NEASC-CIS. "NEASC-Commission on Independent Schools". Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  2. ^ History Official site.
  3. ^ a b "Overview". Ursuline Academy. Retrieved June 11, 2017. 

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