New York, NY 10065
President: Sister Margaret Ormond, O.P.
Principal: Dr. Leslie Poole Petit
Average Class Size: 18 to 22 with a student-teacher ration of 8:1
Top 5 or Most Unique Extracurricular Activities: Girls Who Code, Mock Trial, Pre-Med Society, Student Prints (Newspaper), Literary Journal
Open House Date: Saturday, October 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (last tour at 1:30 p.m.) & Mini-Open House on Wednesday, October 23, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. (RSVP through website required)
Admission Director: Madeline Metzler, (212) 744-0195 ext 131 email@example.com
Percent of Seniors Attending College: 100
Top 2019 Seniors Attending: Boston College, Columbia University, Georgetown University, Loyola University Maryland, Notre Dame University, University of Pennsylvania, Yale University
Most 2019 Seniors Attending: Fordham University, New York University, Manhattan College, Marquette University
College Credit Courses: Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, Computer Science Principles, Economics, English, Environmental Science, European History, Government, Italian, Latin, Mandarin, Physics, Psychology, Spanish, and U.S. History.
Admission Requirements: Dominican Academy requires applicants to take the TACHS Exam and submit both the TACHS Applicant Record and our online application, available on our website. Strong applicants score in the top 15 percent on the TACHS Exam, exhibit good grades in school (85 percent/B average or higher), and demonstrate the desire to join a tight-knit community of motivated learners. We consider all First and Second Choice applicants for admission; Third Choice applicants will not be considered. Supplemental materials such as letters of recommendation, personal statements, etc., are not required but are recommended. These materials may be sent hard copy or electronically to the attention of the Admissions Office by December 13.
School Motto: Where Smart Girls Become Intelligent Women
What makes Dominican Academy a Top High School? Since its founding in 1897, Dominican Academy (D.A.) has stood alone as the only all-honors high school for girls in New York State, and has been recognized twice as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. Niche school rankings named D.A. as the #3 Best Catholic Girls High School in New York State, and as one of the Top 50 Catholic High Schools in the U.S. for 2019-2020. D.A.’s landmarked mansion on the Upper East Side of Manhattan underwent a full renovation in Summer 2017 and 2018, including the addition of two new full-size classrooms, replacement of the technology infrastructure, and installation of a state of the art security system.
D.A. challenges young women with a comprehensive and rigorous academic program. All classes are either Honors or Advanced Placement (A.P.) level. D.A.’s curriculum provides a full college preparatory education, from the humanities and language to science and mathematics. Students can choose from over 20 elective courses, such as Civil Rights in America, Intro to Modern Art, and Law and Society.
As a Roman Catholic school in the tradition of St. Dominic, life at D.A. is built upon the pillars of Study, Community, Just Actions, and Prayer. D.A. sponsors semi-weekly masses in the school’s chapel and several school-wide masses throughout the year. In addition, students in all grades participate in annual service and retreats as part of the Service Learning Program. D.A. students engage in advocacy through service, international solidarity trips, and Senior Social Justice Seminar series co-hosted by brother school, Regis.
There are over 30 student run clubs including Campus Ministry, Drama Club, Student Council, Culture Club, and more. D.A. partners with the Frick Collection to offer sketching classes taught by museum professionals, at no extra charge. In addition, the expanded Athletics Program includes intramural Tennis and the following Varsity sports: Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Cross Country, Indoor & Outdoor Track, and Volleyball. Our student-athletes compete as members of the CHSAA (Catholic High School Athletic Association). In 2018-2019, 49 percent of D.A. students participated in athletics.