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Introduction to Ursuline

Ursuline Academy of Dallas is an independent Catholic college preparatory school for young women in grades 9-12. Educating students for 138 years, the Academy is the oldest continuously operating school in Dallas. With a distinguished tradition of academic excellence, innovation and service, Ursuline educates young women for leadership in a global society.
 
Ursuline's heritage is rooted in the founding of the Ursuline Order by Angela Merici in Brescia, Italy, in 1535. The vision of Angela spread throughout Europe and beyond – the Ursulines were the first religious order to reach the New World. Six pioneering Ursuline Sisters established Ursuline Academy in 1874, back when Dallas was little more than a frontier town.
 
Today, enrollment at Ursuline Academy totals 800 young women. Consistent with its mission, the Academy seeks to provide opportunity and a welcoming environment for students of widely varied ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. The composition of the Ursuline Academy student body reflects the diverse population of the Dallas metropolitan area and the Diocese of Dallas. Students of color represent 27% of the student body in 2011-12.
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