Dear Prospective Parents and Students,
Welcome to the Dominican Academy Admissions page! I'm so glad you're here, and that you've chosen to look into D.A. for high school. It is a sincere pleasure for me to have this opportunity not only to get to know you and your family, but also to share some of the many positive developments at 44 East 68th Street.
Dominican Academy holds a special place in my heart, as I was once a student here. Though many years have passed since I walked through the halls, learned in the chandeliered classrooms, and was inspired by remarkable faculty, Dominican Academy at its core has not changed—it remains the truly unique school that nurtured me and shaped me into the woman I am today. Building upon our already-solid foundation, we are delighted to share some exciting changes that have been implemented for the 2016-2017 school year:
- We will inaugurate our expanded and improved Barbara Robotti Murray, '64 Science Center in September 2016.
- In addition to welcoming David Fernandez, P '16 & '14 as our new Athletic Director, we are happy to announce that D.A. now offers nine athletic teams including Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Outdoor Track, Indoor Track, Cross Country Track, and Volleyball.
- D.A. partners with the Frick Collection to offer sketching classes to students in all grades, free of charge. The classes, taught by art professionals at the museum, allow students to learn alongside the Great Masters.
Dominican Academy offers much more than a stellar education. The essence of the D.A. experience lies in the core Catholic values that underlie every aspect of a D.A. education; the small, intimate environment; the unwavering support of educators and friends; the wide array of challenging classes and exciting activities; and the opportunities for service in the community and beyond. Our broad curriculum and emphasis on independent thinking, mentorship, and interdisciplinary education provide young women with the supportive and intellectually-stimulating environment they need to thrive, not only as members of the school community, but also as responsible citizens of the world. These are the things that enriched me as a student, that attracted me as an alumna, and—now—that energize me as an employee of Dominican Academy.
It is an honor and a privilege to be involved in welcoming girls into the Dominican Academy family and giving them the same experience that I—and so many others—have cherished and will continue to cherish in the years to come.
I look forward to speaking further and working with you in the future!
Madeleine B. Metzler, '07
Director of Admissions