Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Ursuline Academy and College (KS)

Journeys of Ursuline Academy and College documents the educational work of a group of Ursuline Sisters who arrived in Kansas in 1894 through text and numerous photographs.  The Sisters founded an academy and college in Paola, KS within a few years and the institution successfully educated young women from many states and several continents.  The college was discontinued after 1957 and the academy after 1971. 

The surviving convent was closed in 2009 after a merger with the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph who are located in Maple Mount, KY.  The Sisters in Kentucky also operated an academy that closed in 1963.  Mount Saint Joseph Junior College for Women opened in 1925.  This institution later moved to Ownsboro in 1950 and is now known as Brescia University, a co-educational institution.

The Miami County Historical Society offers web pages with historical information  and a timeline with images  of the academy and College.