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 11, 2019
  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. JOB TITLE: Lower & Middle School Physical Education/Health Teacher & LS/MS Athletic Coordinator DEPARTMENT: LS/MS Athletics GENERAL DUTIES: A teacher in the Lower School works in a team atmosphere - planning and cooperating with all colleagues and administration toward a common goal: to effectively assist young women and gentlemen to reach their potential in the academic disciplines of the Academy, and in emotional and social competence. The primary function of the Athletic Coordinator is to manage and oversee the Lower and Middle School interscholastic athletic program. REPORTS TO: Lower School & Middle School Principals for teaching duties Athletic Director for athletics program SPECIFIC DUTIES: Communication: Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated Develops and maintains a safe and inviting classroom environment conducive to effective learning Prepares for assigned classes, shows written evidence of planning, and shows evidence of many types of assessment for evaluating the students Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior; models desired behavior Employs a variety of instructional strategies Evaluates student progress continuously using both formative and summative assessments Assists in upholding and enforcing Academy rules Cooperates with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals and objectives Works collaboratively with colleagues to coordinate activities as assigned Uses email, phone, parent conferences, or RaiderNet to communicate concerns with parents about grades or behavior Uses various strategies to address numerous learning styles and needs of students Administrative: Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities Maintains accurate and complete records Establishes and maintains cooperative relations with others Attends the following activities/events during the school year: faculty meetings, back-to-school night, faculty professional days, faculty work week, Monday morning prayer, moving up, open houses, parent conferences, peprallies, assemblies, liturgies, retreats, meetings, special events, and willingly performs assigned duties Strives to become exemplary in best practices in education which are set forth in the written observation/evaluation forms Athletics: Oversee athletic registration process and coordinates the rosters and tryouts Format, manage, and update website for LS/MS sports Market and publicize season sign-ups and events for LS/MS sports Review and determine eligibility of each student athlete according to LS/MS, CYM, and DIAA standards Coordinate gym use and athletic field for practices and games with AD Coordinate coaches to help with the athletic program Assist in the selection of coaches for the athletic program Act as resource person and coordinator for all coaches Coordinate supervision at home athletic contests Mediate the resolution of problems, issues, and concerns that may arise during athletic programs Order post season awards for each program Administer the school athletic code in a fair and consistent manner that is within the intent of the code Manage uniforms, equipment, and LS/MS sports award night Business Affairs: Manage budget and supervise equipment inventories Evaluate all athletic programs on an annual basis Complete an evaluation of the sports season Work Ethics: Maintain confidentiality at all times regarding the Ursuline community Attend all required meetings and willing to perform all other duties as assigned Contribute by personal example to an atmosphere of faith commitment in a manner consistent with Catholic values and our founder, St. Angela Merici Respect, cooperate, and maintain a positive attitude with colleagues (faculty and staff), students, parents, and alumnae while exemplifying Ursuline’s core values   EDUCATION: BA or BS EXPERIENCE: Completion of student teaching; 3-5 years of experience preferred Good interpersonal skills and knowledge of athletics COMPETENCIES NEEDED: The understanding of integration of technology in the classroom is required. The skills required to perform multiple technical tasks with periodical upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. The ability to make presentations before groups is required and planning and managing projects. The employee will be required to prioritize, analyze situations to define issues, and draw conclusions and schedule accordingly. Position requires a working knowledge of CYM rules and regulations; good organizational and communication skills; and ability to work cooperatively with others. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The position requires frequent walking, standing, bending, talking, and lifting of up to 25 pounds as a regular part of the job. Specific vision ability required including close, distance, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The noise level in the work environment is high. The employee may be exposed to possible extreme weather conditions, and infectious diseases. While performing the duties of this job the employee will occasionally be exposed to weather conditions of extreme cold and or extreme heat. If you are interested in this position, please click the  APPLY NOW  button below.   
Ursuline Academy Wilmington, DE, USA Full time