Ursuline Academy

Live in harmony united in one heart and one will.

-St. Angela Merici

Founded in 1893, Ursuline Academy is an independent Catholic, college preparatory school serving upwards of 400 students per year across four divisions: Early Childhood, Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School.   Ursuline Academy is co-ed through grade five, and serves girls only in grades six through twelve. Part of a world-wide network of more than 105 schools, Ursuline Academy has been guided by the values and mission of the Ursuline Sisters, who established the school more than a century ago. Amongst the Ursuline Sisters’ core beliefs is a commitment to self-reflective adaptation in changing times – a principle rooted in the Foundress of the Ursulines, St. Angela Merici.  We prepare our students to live with faith and integrity, and to be lifelong learners and responsible global leaders. Committed to our mission of Serviam or “I will serve,” Ursuline has been a leader in education for 125 years.

Our Mission  Ursuline Academy is an independent, Catholic school community that empowers students for leadership and service in our global society.

At Ursuline, we are inspired by a deep sense of mission, a bold vision for the future and a constant drive to explore and excel. What does this mean for your child? It means they will grow in faith and friendship and they will seize extraordinary opportunities in Academics, Arts, Athletics, and Christian Service. It means they will be both the learner and the teacher, broadening their horizons and stepping outside of their comfort zone.

 

Our Core Values

Academic Excellence
Emphasis on the Individual and the Whole Person
Students as Leaders
Family Spirit and Community
Service and Social Consciousness
Curriculum Integrated with Christian Values
Religious Education
Spirit of St. Angela Merici

Since our founding in 1893, Ursuline Academy has been dedicated to educating young women and men in the spirit of St. Angela Merici. Our rigorous academic curriculum coupled with our relentless commitment to balanced and individualized programming for every student provides the greatest opportunities, support and success.

Designed to develop the 21st century skills necessary to thrive in an increasingly complex world, our academic and co-curricular programs engage students in opportunities that cultivate creative problem solving, leadership, innovation, digital competence, community involvement, collaboration and global perspective. Our teachers hold the highest expectations for our students, inspiring them to excel as they realize their inner promise. Our students strive to meet those standards, and, in the process, emerge from our school a strong, confident trailblazer ready to leave your mark on the world.

For more than 120 years, our Upper School graduates have left our halls and entered the world as competent, compassionate, confident, and courageous leaders rising to the top of their collegiate classes and as leaders in their industries. With you, our legacy lives on.

 

Jun 04, 2018
  Live in harmony united in one heart and one will. -St. Angela Merici Since our founding in 1893, Ursuline Academy has been dedicated to educating young women in the spirit of St. Angela Merici. We are an independent, Catholic school community that empowers students for leadership and service in our global society. Ursuline Academy is seeking a full-time teacher for History/Psychology. This person will be responsible for teaching five classes, a combination of both World History and Psychology courses (including AP Psychology). The ideal candidate will possess: A bachelor’s degree in History, Psychology, or related-field At least two years teaching experience in History, Psychology, and in-depth knowledge of subject matter A positive, professional, collaborative work style The ability to educate in an engaging manner A passion for innovation, collaboration and participation in a community of learning The dedication to ensure the spirit and life of the school mission Teaching experience in a Catholic and/or independent school and/or all girls' environment is strongly preferred.   Professional Qualities & Qualifications We seek candidates who embrace learner-driven approaches/pedagogy; who aim to use a cross-curricular, transdisciplinary approach and who actively seek collaborative approaches with teachers within and outside the department. Our ideal candidate is proactive in setting up a student-centered classroom environment that goes beyond the lecture format and that utilizes technology. They embrace a growth mindset approach to education, helping students develop through trial and error.    In addition to classroom responsibilities, full-time teachers at Ursuline Academy serve as advisors, actively participate in non-academic student activities such as moderating clubs, chaperoning events, and student supervision, and enthusiastically pursue professional development opportunities as they join a Catholic, independent school culture.    Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter, along with three references. Please reference “History/Psychology Teacher” in the “Subject” of your email when you apply. (References will not be contacted until a mutual interest is established and only with the candidate’s permission)  
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Ursuline Academy Wilmington, DE, USA Full time
Jun 04, 2018
Live in harmony united in one heart and one will. -St. Angela Merici Since our founding in 1893, Ursuline Academy has been dedicated to educating young women in the spirit of St. Angela Merici. We are an independent, Catholic school community that empowers students for leadership and service in our global society. Ursuline Academy is seeking a full-time Science Teacher for a temporary/maternity leave position, beginning August 2018. We are looking for an experienced and passionate  Biology Teacher  to join our science team.  In addition to teaching multiple levels of Biology (including AP), candidates qualified to teach in other STEM areas are strongly preferred. The ideal candidate has: Earned a bachelor’s in Biology or related STEM field; master’s degrees preferred At least 2 years Upper School science teaching experience A positive, professional, collaborative work style The ability to educate in an engaging manner A passion for innovation, collaboration and participation in a community of learning The dedication to ensure the spirit and life of the school mission Professional Qualities & Qualifications We seek candidates who embrace learner-driven approaches/pedagogy; who aim to use a cross-curricular, transdisciplinary approach and actively seeks collaborative approaches with teachers within and outside the department. Our ideal candidate is proactive in setting up a student-centered classroom environment that goes beyond the lecture format and who utilizes lab-based instruction for a significant portion of the instructional time. Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter, along with three references. Please reference “Temporary Science Position” in the “Subject” of your email when you apply. (References will not be contacted until a mutual interest is established and only with the candidate’s permission)  
 If you are interested in this position, please click the  APPLY NOW  button below. 
Ursuline Academy Wilmington, DE, USA Full time