Ursuline Academy of Dallas
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Ursuline Academy of Dallas (commonly referred to as Ursuline or UA) is a Catholic college preparatory high school for girls located on Walnut Hill Lane, in the area around Preston Hollow in Dallas, Texas, United States. It is a member of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas and was founded in 1874, making it the oldest school in the city of Dallas.
|4900 Walnut Hill Lane
Dallas, Texas, (Dallas County) 75229
(I will serve)
|President||Gretchen Z. Kane|
|Student to teacher ratio||10:1|
|Hours in school day||7|
|Campus size||27 acres|
|Color(s)||White and Red|
|Accreditation||Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS)|
|Tuition||$20,050 (for the 2016-2017 school year)|
|Academic Dean||Elizabeth Smith|
|Dean of Students||Kayla Brown|
|Admission Director||Rebekah Gilbert|
|Athletic Director||Susan Noonan|
In 1989 Ursuline Academy of Dallas was designated as a historical landmark of the state of Texas. The historical marker, located in the front lawn of the school, has the following inscription:
"Bishop Claude Marie Dubuis, wishing to establish a Catholic school in the rapidly-growing area of North Texas, assigned six Galveston-based Ursuline nuns to the task in 1874. In January of that year Bishop Dubuis traveled with the sisters to Dallas and assisted them in opening the school. The first facility available to the new academy was a small four-room frame cottage located near Sacred Heart Church in downtown Dallas. The church's pastor, Father Joseph Martiniere, worked closely with the nuns in establishing the school, which officially opened on February 2, 1874, with seven students. As enrollment grew, plans were made to build a larger facility. In 1884 the school moved out of the downtown area to a new brick building located at Bryan, Haskell, and Live Oak streets. That building served the academy until 1949, when the school relocated to this site. Generations of Dallas girls have attended Ursuline Academy. One of the city's first kindergartens opened as part of the academy's program in 1918. Its grammar school section was discontinued in 1976, and the emphasis after that time was placed on high school education."
Ursuline Dallas has partnered with Ursuline High School in Wimbledon, England.
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