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Letter From Our President

It's Ursuline Academy of Dallas' Sesquicentennial Year! We celebrate this rare milestone by honoring our rich past, and continuing the work of transforming the future - work that began in the heart of a tenacious woman in 1534.

Over 500 years ago, St. Angela Merici reminded her followers of the heart of their work: "Consider the respect you owe your daughters, for the more you respect them, the more you will love them. And the more you love them, the greater care you will have for them."

Now at 150 years old, Ursuline proudly stands as the oldest continually operating school in Dallas and its ethos of care for students continues to permeate everything it does.

Since that first school day in February 1874, much has changed at the Academy. Ursuline has evolved in line with best practices in pedagogy, technology, and support for every area of student life. Today’s student body numbers nearly 900. Long gone are the days when a single graduate might grace the stage for commencement; now, more than 200 young women in white dresses and hats say their final farewell every spring.

I am filled with gratitude for our community's commitment to the Ursuline mission and dedication to our students. And I am truly honored to begin this most important work with you... Ursuline’s next 150 years!

Yours in Christ,

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Gretchen Z. Kane
President, Ursuline Academy of Dallas

Sesquicentennial Events

150th Kickoff 9/9
All-Community Mass in January 2024
Mardi Gras Gala 2/24

History Panel

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History of Ursuline

1874 - 2024

You recognize the meaningfulness of our mission: the total development of the individual student through spiritual formation, intellectual growth, service to others, and building of community.

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"Old Ursuline"

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Classes of 1897 and 1898

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Class of 1943

Our School, Our Stories

Becoming an Ursuline Sister

 

"Sister Dolores Marie Ramsey had a profound impact on my life. After our Senior retreat she asked me what I intended to do with my life; she gave me a small spiritual book to read daily in the morning. I had to set an extra alarm to rise earlier for this task. Today, I am an Ursuline Sister celebrating my 60th anniversary of Profession."

- Sr. Karen Schwane, O.S.U. '60

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