President’s Welcome

Welcome from Dr. Trisha Medeiros

Welcome to Ursuline Academy – a student-centered community that has championed strong, curious, and self-confident leaders since 1893.

Dr. Trisha Medeiros is Ursuline Academy Wilmington's 5th President

For 130 years, Ursuline has been an educational leader in technology and innovation, academic excellence, and holistic development.  As a result, our students become trailblazers who are service-oriented, intellectually curious and globally-minded. By coupling state-of-the-art resources, programs, and curriculum with more than a century of school traditions based on the ideals of service, camaraderie, and sisterhood, our students understand their important role in our legacy by learning for today and leading for the future.

There has never been a more exciting time than now to be on our campus. Our recently renovated Fusco Student Life Center provides students of all ages with spaces that accommodate their unique needs and interests. Our world-class technology offerings give them opportunities to connect with Ursuline students worldwide through our nationally recognized Global Education Program. Our rigorous academic curriculum prepares our students for top-tiered colleges and careers in the nation’s most competitive fields by matching in-classroom learning with real-world partnerships in business and industry. With a constant eye on the future, we strive to fulfill the vision and goals of Blaze Brighter, Ursuline Academy’s strategic plan. With this strategic direction, we push beyond basic expectations to plan for a future that not just meets expectations but defies them by being stronger, greater, and brighter.

If you are planning your visit to our campus, seeking information as a member of our student and family community, or reconnecting as a dedicated alumna, our newly redesigned website has something for everyone. Explore our school’s heritage and vision for the future. Learn about our nurturing co-ed environment focused on the development of the whole child in our Early Childhood Program and Lower School and our camaraderie of sisterhood in our Middle and Upper Schools. Research our superb Early Childhood-12 academic program implemented by our top-notch faculty that identifies and harnesses each child’s individual strengths. Understand the indispensable role Serviam, Ursuline’s motto meaning “I will serve,” plays in the character development of each child. Find out the depth of our student life experience, including athletics and fine arts, woven together by our community House System.

Notably, Ursuline Academy Wilmington enthusiastically embraces its role as a leading member of the Global Network of Ursuline Schools, representing over 100 Ursuline schools worldwide. This one-of-a-kind program unites a specialized academic curriculum, exchanges with schools domestically and abroad, and special events celebrating our international partners together to produce a truly unique experience that creates student leaders at a global level far above the rest. The Ursuline community joyfully devotes itself to modeling Catholic values by serving family, neighbors, and the world. We embrace the virtues and legacy of the Ursuline family, following the path of our founder, St. Angela Merici. Are you ready to be a part of our legacy?

I encourage you to visit our vibrant school community to meet our faculty, staff, and especially our students. The only way to understand what makes Ursuline so special is to experience it yourself. We look forward to getting to know you!

Warm Regards,

Dr. Trisha Medeiros