Becoming a Student
Ursuline High School is a Catholic college preparatory high school, operated by the Diocese of Youngstown that offers excellent academic and religious instruction in a positive school culture where all students feel safe and welcome. This atmosphere contributes to the spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical growth of our students. Ursuline admits students who demonstrate the ability and desire to succeed academically, a willingness to accept the challenges and expectations of our curriculum, and the commitment to embrace the school’s Catholic identity and participate in the spiritual life of the school.
Maggie (Matune) Damore
Ursuline High School
750 Wick Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44505
Phone: (330) 744-4563
Fax: (330) 744-3358
Admission of Students to the Freshman Class
Students who have attended Catholic elementary schools within the Diocese of Youngstown for two or more years are admitted unconditionally if the following criteria have been met:
- Satisfactory performance on the placement exam*
- Completion of the admission forms
- Average or better achievement in their eighth grade course of study
- Satisfactory Discipline and Attendance Records
Students from schools other than diocesan Catholic elementary schools or students who attended Catholic elementary schools for less than two years may be admitted based upon the following criteria:
- Satisfactory performance on the placement exam*
- Completion of the admission forms,
- Average or better achievement in their eighth grade course of study, and
- Satisfactory Disciplinary & Attendance Records
Once the above items have been submitted and satisfactorily reviewed by the Ursuline administration, an interview with the Assistant Principal will be scheduled for the student and his/her parent or guardian. Following the interview, an admission decision will be made by the Ursuline administration and conveyed to the parent/guardian.
*Any prospective student from a Catholic, private, or public school district must register to take the test at Ursuline High School. Please visit www.ursuline.com/rsvp to register for the next test.
Admission of Transfer Students
Ursuline High School does not ordinarily admit transfer students in their senior year. The only exceptions will be for students moving into the Ursuline High School district or for students with extraordinary pastoral needs. Each transfer case is reviewed by the Ursuline administration. Freshman, sophomore, and junior transfer students may be admitted based on the following criteria:
- Completion of the admissions forms
- Satisfactory High School Transcript
- Satisfactory Disciplinary & Attendance Records
- An interview with the Assistant Principal
Admissions & Financial Aid Process
In-Coming Freshman Admissions Process (Class of 2027)
Families considering Ursuline High School are encouraged to attend as many Ursuline events as possible to learn more about the value and benefits of an Ursuline education. Specific events planned for future Ursuline students and their families are detailed under Events for Prospective Families. Especially informative for prospective families is the Parent Information Night on October 27 or November 17, 2022 and the Open House on Sunday, February 5, 2023. Please visit the Open House page for more information on the event and to sign up for your appointment. If you are not already receiving mail from Ursuline, please fill out the Request Information Form, and you will be added to our mailing list.
Incoming freshmen who do not attend an elementary school in the Diocese of Youngstown are required to take the placement test, which helps the school administration to determine appropriate courses for each student. This exam will be held on November 19,2022, December 17, 2022, and February 16, 2023. Students should bring several number two pencils and a calculator with them. Reservations for either placement exam can be made by contacting the school office at 330-744-4563.
Following Ursuline’s Open House on February 5, members of the administration will host the Catholic elementary school students, regardless of their feeder school affiliation, and their parents on Thursday, February 23 and Saturday, March 4 to complete the registration process. Families will have the opportunity to sign up for an appointment. These events will be held in the Ursuline Library and Learning Center. If neither date works for a family’s schedule, please call Mrs. Maggie Damore at 330-744-4563 to make other arrangements. Parents will receive more specific information about these events in January. Students not enrolled in a Catholic elementary school, should contact Mrs. Maggie Damore, Assistant Principal, at 330-744-4563 for information about the registration process. Applications from students who attend public and other area private schools will be reviewed by the administration and a follow up meeting will be scheduled. Completed applications may be dropped off at the Ursuline Office Monday – Friday from 7am-4pm.
Financial Aid Applications will be available beginning Sunday, February 5, 2023 at the Open House or by calling the main office beginning Monday, February 6 . The due date for Financial Aid Applications for the 2023-2024 school year is March 1, 2023. Late applications will be accepted, but will only be considered after all applications turned in on time have been processed. Notifications of financial aid awards are mailed to the student’s home in early June. No student will be considered for financial aid unless they are a registered student at Ursuline High School.
(Classes of 2025 and 2026)
Students transferring from other high schools will be considered for enrollment on an individual basis. Students wishing to transfer to Ursuline must submit transcripts and the most recent report card from their current school. These materials will be reviewed by the administration, and the family will be scheduled for an admission’s interview with Mrs. Maggie Damore, Assistant Principal.
The Irish Experience
What is a shadow day at Ursuline High School?
Typically, a shadow day is an opportunity for eighth grade students to spend the day at Ursuline and experience firsthand what it’s like to be a member of the Ursuline family. Students that shadow are paired with an Ursuline student, usually a freshman, for the day to attend classes, go to lunch and get a true feel for student life at Ursuline.
When should I schedule a shadow day?
Eighth grade students can schedule their Shadow Days most days from December 1, 2022 through April 28, 2023. Shadow Days can be scheduled by calling 330-744-4563 or by emailing email@example.com. Shadow Days will begin to be scheduled on November 14, 2022.
How many students can schedule on a single day?
Ursuline reserves the right to decide on the number of students who shadow at Ursuline on a particular day; however, normally no more than 4 students will be scheduled to shadow on a single day.
How far in advance should I schedule a shadow day?
Please allow the staff three school days to schedule a visit.
Is a shadow day a full day or a half-day?
We recommend that students shadow for the entire day to fully experience life at Ursuline, however half days can be arranged at the request of a family.
How do I schedule a shadow day?
Those interested in shadowing should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ursuline at 330-744-4563.
What is a shadow day like?
Typically students shadowing should arrive at Ursuline at 7:50 a.m. and report to the Main Office (2nd floor). There the students will be paired with their Ursuline host for the day. The school day ends at 2:30 p.m. and the shadowing students will be dismissed at 2:20 p.m at the Bryson Street entrance. Ursuline provides lunch, although a student may bring his/her own lunch.
What is the dress code for a shadow day?
Students shadowing at Ursuline may dress casually. Ursuline asks that students do not wear ripped pants, sweatpants, leggings, or yoga pants. Athletic wear is not appropriate for a Shadow Day. While the shadowing students are not required to wear their current school uniform or the Ursuline uniform they are asked to dress appropriately.
Can I shadow with an Ursuline student that I know?
Yes, if a student knows a current Ursuline student they would like to shadow, parents are asked to make that request known when they schedule the shadowing visit. If shadowing students do not know any current Ursuline students, the shadowing student will be paired with an Ursuline student based on interests in academics, extra-curricular activities, etc.
Ursuline Visits to Catholic Elementary Schools
Prospective Parent Night
October 27, 2022 and November 17, 2022
Parents of seventh and eighth graders are invited to hear a presentation from the Ursuline Administration and Faculty about the curriculum and programs of Ursuline. An extensive financial aid overview will be given as well as a tour of the Ursuline facilities. All 8th grade families in attendance will have the opportunity to enter to win a $500 tuition credit.
8th Grade Scholarship and Placement Test
November 19, 2022 and December 17, 2022 from 8:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m
February 16, 2023 from 3:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Students will be taking the Scholastic High School Placement Test which tests in mathematics, English, reading, and science. All students seeking admission to Ursuline High School must take this exam. In the past, students who attended a Catholic elementary school took the test at their respective schools. This year, all students will take the test at Ursuline High School. Students may also take the test at Cardinal Mooney High School and the results will be shared with Ursuline. We encourage all prospective students to take the exam this fall so that students are eligible for registration in February. There is no cost to take the test. Students are asked to bring several sharpened #2 pencils and water for the test. Casual dress is encouraged. The fall tests will be given in the UHS Cafeteria. Students may be dropped off on the ramp outside of the cafeteria on the test date. The February test will be given in the Ursuline Library located on the second floor of the school. Students should be dropped off at our Bryson Street entrance Main Door. You will receive an email 2-3 days prior to The Scholarship and Placement Test with additional test day details.
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Christmas at The U
Sunday, December 4, 2021 (1:00 – 3:00 p.m.)
Young children in the Ursuline Family are welcome to join the Ursuline Student Ambassadors for a fun filled Christmas morning, including a visit from Santa Claus!
February 5, 2023 from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Meet the Ursuline Administration, Faculty, Coaches and Students at the annual Open House. Opportunities to learn about the complete Ursuline experience are available for the entire family Student led tours of the building will be given. Presentations from the Concert Band and the Speech and Debate Team will take place. Applications for Admission and Financial Aid paperwork for the 2023-2024 school year will be available at the Open House. All eighth grade families in attendance will have the opportunity to register for one of several tuition raffles.
Catholic School Registration
February 23, 2023 (4:00-7:00)
March 4, 2023 (10:00 – 1:00)
Students who attend a public or other private school should bring completed applications to Ursuline High School for review. Upon review by the administration, an administrator will contact you with follow up registration information. Only completed applications will be reviewed by the administration. An interview may be requested.
7th Grade Day
7th Graders from Holy Family, Saint Charles, Saint Christine, Saint Joseph the Provider, Saint Nicholas, and Saint Rose will be registered through their school. If your child does not attend one of the listed schools, please visit www.ursuline.com/rsvp to register.
3rd Grade Pen Pal
March 29, 2023
5th and 6th Grade Day
5th and 6th Graders from Holy Family, Saint Charles, Saint Christine, Saint Joseph the Provider, Saint Nicholas, and Saint Rose will be registered through their school. If your child does not attend one of the listed schools, please visit www.ursuline.com/rsvp to register.
Class of 2027 Orientation
May 9, 2023