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Ursuline High School (Youngstown, Ohio)

Ursuline High School is a private coeducational college preparatory secondary school of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio. Founded in 1905 by the Ursuline Sisters, Ursuline was an all-women's academy until 1930.

Ursuline High School
750 Wick Avenue
Youngstown, (Mahoning County), Ohio 44505-2827
United States
Coordinates 41°6′35″N 80°38′35″W / 41.10972°N 80.64306°W / 41.10972; -80.64306Coordinates: 41°6′35″N 80°38′35″W / 41.10972°N 80.64306°W / 41.10972; -80.64306
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto Soli Deo Gloria
(For the Glory of God Alone)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1905
Oversight Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown
President Fr. Richard Murphy
Principal Mr. Matthew Sammartino
Faculty 35
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 438 (2016)
Color(s) Green and Gold          
Athletics conference Steel Valley Conference
Team name Fighting Irish
Rival Cardinal Mooney High School
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Newspaper The Irish Times
Yearbook Ursulinian
Literary magazine The Seanachie
Athletic Director Sean Durkin



Around the start of the 20th century, Ursuline High School began service to the ministry of Catholic Education as a simple day school for girls on West Rayen Avenue. With an initial enrollment of 25 girls, the Ursuline Academy of the Holy Name of Jesus was founded, the predecessor of today’s Ursuline High School. The original curriculum stressed classical studies, language skills, doctrinal religion and strict discipline.

In the years following World War I, Youngstown, Ohio witnessed an unmatched period of growth and prosperity. Likewise, the Academy flourished and outgrew its Rayen Avenue convent building. The Chauncey Andrews Estate was purchased in February 1919, thus beginning the “Wick Avenue Era,” reflective of Ursuline's current home on Wick Avenue on the north side of Youngstown. The Ursulines began a fundraising drive almost immediately upon moving into the Andrews Estate to build a new school that could accommodate 400 students. Groundbreaking was held in 1924, and in April 1925 the student body moved into a three-story brick building on Bryson Street.

The school became coeducational, admitting male students as the school's population increased.


The instructional program at Ursuline High School is designed for the college-bound student but is flexible enough to meet the needs of most students. Ursuline offers Honors and Advanced Placement sections in English, French, Spanish, American History, American Government, science and mathematics to challenge students who are gifted in those particular areas.


Ursuline High School has participated in high school athletics and has been a member of the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) for many years. Currently, Ursuline fields 17 varsity teams for both boys and girls and celebrates a long-standing athletic rivalry with Cardinal Mooney High School, another Diocese of Youngstown high school located on Youngstown's south side.

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships

Notable alumniEdit


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