Tuition & Affordability

2024-25 Tuition Schedule

Half-day, Montessori (3 & 4 Years) - 5 days/week$8,760
Full-day, Montessori (3 & 4 Years) - 3 days/week$10,525
Full-day, Montessori (3, 4, & 5 Years) & Kindergarten - 5 days/week$15,265
Lower School (Grades 1-5)$19,645
Middle School (Grades 6-8)$22,500
Upper School (Grades 9-12)$28,180
International Students (additional fee per school year)$2,000

payment plans

Several payment options are offered for the convenience of our families.

  • Plan A – 100% tuition due August 1st
  • Plan B – 60% due August 1st, 40% due November 1st
  • Plan C – 10-month payment plan (May 2024 – February 2025)

Tuition Assistance

Approximately 50% of our current families take part in our Tuition Assistance Program. Ursuline Academy is committed to offering excellent educational opportunities to all qualified students, regardless of financial circumstances. While the cost of educating a child ultimately resides with the family, Ursuline encourages families to apply for tuition assistance. Ursuline Academy understands that financing an independent school education is not always easy, yet the cost is not as large of a barrier as many assume. Our tuition assistance program is designed to bridge the gap between what a family can afford and what it costs to attend Ursuline.


Legacy Program Scholarship

The Ursuline Legacy Program recognizes all new students whose parents or grandparents are graduates of Ursuline Academy. Graduates include 3rd and 5th grade boys, as well as 12th grade girls.

Program participants receive a $500 Legacy Award for their first year of enrollment.

Annual Alumnae Scholarship

Presented annually to the top performing rising 8th grader on the admissions scholarship test with a parent or grandparent who is an alumna.

2023 Alumnae Scholarship Recipient - Elizabeth Tilley ’27

This year, the Alumnae Association was proud to present Ellie Tilley from the rising Class of 2027 with the 2023 Alumnae Scholarship!


  • Freshman year tuition and all entry fees
  • A new laptop
  • Uniform Stipend
  • Global Education Program Scholarship
  • Highest level of scholarship offered by UA for sophomore through senior year

The Lister Family Scholars Program will reward and inspire academic achievement while recognizing students who are dedicated to the values of leadership and service. This scholarship program has been established in Norman and Patricia’s honor by their daughter Melinda Krauss Lister from Ursuline Academy’s Class of 1992, her husband Christopher, and their children John, Madelyn, Olivia, and Amelia. This scholarship will be awarded to one of the top candidates applying for admission to Ursuline Academy’s Upper School each year.

Norman Krauss, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with degrees in Chemistry(’57) and Chemical Engineering (’58), spent most of his career at E.I. Dupont in Wilmington. Norman was the first Parish Council President of the Church of the Holy Child Parish and worked closely with then-Bishop Thomas J. Mardaga and then-Pastor Charles W. Paris to build the Church on Naamans Road. Patricia, a long-time 5th grade teacher at Immaculate Heart of Mary School, was a consistent volunteer at Ursuline Academy. She was an active member of Holy Child Church and Immaculate Heart of Mary and treasured her time with the Ursuline Sisters. Norman and Patricia were firm believers in the power of Catholic education. Their seven children were educated in Catholic schools, and all four daughters graduated from Ursuline Academy.

Class of 2028 Recipient, Sophie Brutsche

Class of 2027 Recipient, Emory Kirkham

The selection committee proudly awarded Emory Kirkham, an incoming freshman from Cab Calloway School of the Arts, as this year’s Lister Family Scholar. Emory scored in the top five percent of all applicants to Ursuline, received excellent recommendations, and has been recognized for her leadership qualities in Middle School. Congratulations, Emory!

For more information about enrolling at Ursuline Academy, visit our Admission page. For eligibility for the Lister Family Scholars Program and other scholarships, contact Valerie White.