Welcome to the Ursuline College Sligo

Email: ucsoffice@eircom.net
Phone: 071-9161653

Philosophy of Education

The Ursuline congregation was founded in Italy by St. Angela Merici in 1535. She founded a religious community. She combined open mindedness and religious commitment in a way that opened new possibilities for women. Angela’s religious vision made her community different from any other, giving a particular uniqueness to her spirituality. Ursuline education tries to nurture a community where Christian values are respected, lived and taught. Ursuline education is based on the writings of St Angela Merici, which emphasise:

  • Personal relationship with God
  • The Holistic education of each individual
  • The dignity and uniqueness of each person
  • The fostering of courage and confidence to live in justice and truth
  • The encouragement of a caring and respectful attitude towards self, others and the environment

Ursuline educators strive to ensure that all student would:

  • Be active participants in their own learning
  • Reach their academic potential
  • Develop talents and gifts unique to each one
  • Respect and love their cultural heritage while respecting and appreciating the cultural differences of others
  • Develop creativity in their use of leisure
  • Develop an enquiring mind, powers of discrimination, self-discipline and leadership skills
  • Develop a sense of justice
  • Be responsible guardians of our planet