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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    A
Ursuline Academy is a highly rated, private, all-girls, Catholic school located in Dedham, MA. It has 430 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. Tuition is $18,990 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
85 Lowder St
Dedham, MA 02026
Telephone
(781) 326-6161

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$18,990
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1300
85 responses
Average ACT
30
44 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Retreat
    25%
  • Mission Day
    22%
  • Feeling completely exhausted at all times
    16%
  • Desperately trying to study during morning prayer
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Attending athletic events and games
    6%
  • Christmas Talent show
    6%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
430
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
Poll
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$89,514
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,546
National
$949
Median Home Value
$416,500
National
$184,700
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Ursuline Academy Reviews

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I have had a wonderful experience at Ursuline! There is a strong sense of community and solidarity among students, faculty, and administration. Although the schoolwork is proven to be a challenge, there are resources to help students prepare for college and succeed in all they wish to accomplish.
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To this day, I am so thankful for the education I received from Ursuline. It was not easy and the courses are challenging, which I loved. They taught us various studying techniques along the way and encouraged us to work hard and ask questions. I learned how to be smart and ambitious before I learned how to be "pretty." The only suggestion I have is that they should (if they haven't already) weight grades - those who push themselves to take honors courses should get the credit! All in all, Ursuline prepared me more for the real world than college did.
For what it’s worth, I would not recommend sending your daughter to this school. Although I made some of my closest friends throughout my six years at Ursuline, the overall vibe of the school is feeling of unhappiness and major stress. Complaining about Ursuline amongst the students is rampant, and throughout most of my time at the school, it felt no one was truly excited to be there. Also, the student body lacks a true desire and passion to learn as cheating is the norm, and the iPads the school uses are a major distraction to most. The administration is sometimes ridiculous and refuses to admit they are wrong. All in all, the quality of education is not bad, but I believe it is comparable to that of public school which is free and has way more courses (such as APs) to offer.