Mission and Beliefs
St. Ursula Academy prepares each of our students for college and for life.
Our rigorous academic curriculum, empowering all-girls environment, and positive and supportive atmosphere allow each young woman to grow and thrive—in our halls and in her life beyond SUA.
Our Mission Statement
Founded in the Ursuline tradition and rooted in the Catholic faith, St. Ursula Academy educates each young woman, transforming her through intellectual inquiry, personal growth, spiritual formation, and compassionate service, empowering her to lead confidently in a global society.
St. Ursula Academy, grades 6-12, is Toledo's oldest all-female, Catholic, fully-accredited, college preparatory school and has been educating young women since 1854.
The Ursuline Core Values of Education are the foundation of Ursuline education in Ursuline schools and institutions throughout the world.
At St. Ursula Academy, the following values inspire our school community to live in the spirit of the foundress of the Ursuline Sisters, St. Angela Merici, and of Jesus, as found in the Gospels.
- Ursuline Spirituality
- Academic Excellence
- Openness to Change
- Care of the Individual
- Development of the Whole Person
We believe that the purpose of Catholic education is to honor the past, while preparing each young woman for the present, the future, and eternity in mind, body, heart, and spirit.
We believe in providing an environment in which students, faculty, staff, and all constituents are inspired to build and deepen their relationship with God.
We believe a trusting and nurturing community, dedicated to living the common mission, leads to individuals who can encourage and learn from one another.
We believe in celebrating traditions with our past, present and future community members in the spirit of St. Angela Merici’s enduring vision of togetherness.
We believe spiritual, intellectual, physical, aesthetic, and emotional development is achieved through a broad range of curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities.
We believe moral fortitude, self-discipline, and perseverance are integral to the development of the whole person.
We believe a supportive faith-based environment with committed faculty and staff enhances and guides the development of each student.