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 2017-2018 school year:
- Over Summer 2017, we will renovate the First and Fifth Floors in Phase One of a two-phase project to take place over this summer and the next. We are excited to unveil our new and expanded student cafeteria, two additional full--size classrooms, and improved circulation in time for the start of school. These changes will drastically improve the quality of life for our students, faculty, and staff, and will allow D.A. to serve our community even better.
- In addition to welcoming David Fernandez, P '21, '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.
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