Ursuline Academy’s Theology curriculum guides you to a deeper discovery of God by providing faith-centered spiritual and academic learning experiences. Through study, reflection, and discussion in and out of the classroom, you explore Christian heritage in a community of faith characterized by loving relationships, service, and prayer. By building an inclusive Christian community that encompasses our entire school environment, your local community, your parish, and your home, our curriculum and Theological teachings become an integral piece of your personal spiritual growth.
Based on the life’s work of our foundress St. Angela Merici, the motto of all Ursuline schools is Serviam, meaning “I will serve.” In keeping with our strong tradition of service in the community, the Theology Department oversees our Serviam Program, which requires you by the end of your sophomore year to have completed a minimum of 80 hours of service, as well as additional hours for National Honor Society members. As an Ursuline Student the growth, compassion, and joy you experience in serving others becomes an intricate part of who you are and who you become.
Our Theology curriculum progresses from a studying the Old Testament and New Testament to Morality and Sacraments and culminates in a variety of course offerings, including Death and Dying, Faith and Justice, and World Religions. Prayer and reflection are essential components of life at Ursuline Academy, playing an especially important role in our Theology courses, class retreats, and Mass celebrations. The religious foundation you develop at Ursuline Academy serves as your lifelong spiritual guide, inspiring endless acts of benevolence and faith to the benefit of the world around you.