Departments & Courses
Honors courses are available in all disciplines, and 16 Advanced Placement courses are offered. The Advanced Placement courses are in art, Spanish, Italian, Latin, English, calculus, biology, physics, environmental science, computer science, macroeconomics, European and U.S. history, and U.S. government. Students enrolled in AP courses have an additional fee to cover the cost of the AP exam.
College Credit. Students in 11th and 12th grade who are enrolled in a level 3 or above World Language or Latin course have the opportunity to participate in a dual enrollment program offered by St. John’s University for college credit. Students who enroll in this college course have an additional fee to cover its cost with the University.
9th grade electives are music, art, and computer science. Students choose either a full year of one of these electives or a semester each of two out of three of these electives.
College and Academic Guidance classes start in freshman year and continue through senior year.
Personal Development classes and supplemental activities help students become more confident, articulate and empowered leaders, capable of facing the challenges of adolescence and prepared for the world beyond the walls of Ursuline.
In the 2020-21 school year, all 6th graders take one semester of Latin and one semester of Spanish. All 7th graders take one semester of Latin and one semester of Italian. This exposure to three languages then helps 8th graders choose either Spanish 1, Italian 1, or Latin 1.
6th, 7th and 8th graders have a "wheel" of courses that they rotate through each quarter. The courses are art, music, computer science, and Personal Development.
The courses described on these web pages are courses offered. A lack of sufficient enrollment may result in a course not running in a particular year. Course offerings may also be added in certain years.
For example, the addition of new learning spaces is resulting in a new course offering, Fashion Engineering, a semester course available to grades 11-12. In this hands-on, project based course, students will experience the dynamics of designing, creating, engineering and marketing their own basic fashion creations in a multi-disciplinary environment. Students will learn about basic tools, techniques of hand and machine sewing, measuring, stitches, hems, fabric cutting, construction and deconstruction. They will design, engineer, create, and upcycle their own accessories, altered couture and simple apparel.