Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Academy of Mt. St. Ursula


The Academy of Mount St. Ursula is the newer building above.  To the left, and joined to it is the older building, the former convent, with several educational uses.


See page 357 for the arrival of the Ursulines in The Bronx in 1855. They established an academy on Westchester Avenue, east of Eagle Avenue, Morrisania. In 1892, they moved the academy and convent to Mount St. Ursula in Bedford Park, between Marion and Valentine Avenues, where the staff of the academy in 2013 continues to educate girls of high school age. The mailing address and school entrance is 330 Bedford Park Boulevard, NY 10458.
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The website of the Academy of Mount St. Ursula is here. The international website of the Ursulines is here.
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South of the high school, Serviam Heights is constructing more senior apartments, with some facilities apparently also within the 1892 building. Please see this article in the Norwood News dated 1.26.2016.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Elementary school tuition chart

Because some Catholic elementary schools are closing this June, and parents have to enroll their children in other schools, the Archdiocese has posted a series of detailed charts of the tuition in each remaining elementary school, plus what clubs, activities, and classes are available.  The charts are linked here, under the title of Placement Counselor Information.  Because these are 2012-2013 rates, I suspect that the link may be broken by September, so (I suggest) print now.  As far as The Bronx is concerned, there is quite a spread in rates.