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Fast Facts

  • Founded in 1897, Dominican Academy is a private, Catholic, college-preparatory high school for girls sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Peace. D.A. remains the only all-honors school for girls in New York State.

  • Dominican Academy has been twice recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.

  • D.A. is honored to have been consistently named in the Top Ten Catholic girls' high school in New York State by Niche school rankings over the past five years.

  • Located in a historic mansion on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, close to exciting cultural landmarks and easily accessible by the 4/5/6, E, F, and N/Q/R trains, and Metro North.

  • A diverse community of 250 students from all five boroughs, Westchester, Long Island, New Jersey, and abroad. Over 35% of our students speak a language other than English at home.

  • 100% of graduates attend accredited four-year colleges and universities. Graduates in our Class of 2023 were awarded close to $19 million in merit scholarships and grants. View the college acceptance list for the Class of 2023 here.

  • Student-teacher ratio of 9:1, with 85% of faculty holding at least one advanced degree.

  • Our unique Service Learning Program encourages students to engage in service and to understand the role of Faith in their lives.

  • Over 35 extracurricular clubs including: Literary Journal, Mock Trial, Pre-Med Society, Students of Color Alliance (SOCA), Women’s Empowerment, Culture Club, Shakespeare Club, Ecology Club, Cooking Club, and Museum Club. 

  • A well-rounded Performing Arts curriculum with required Drama, Music, and Dance classes. 

  • Our expanded sports program offers intramural Tennis and the following Varsity sports: Basketball, Cross-Country, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Indoor and Outdoor Track, and Volleyball.


Tuition for 2024-25: $22,100

Fees: $700

One-Time Registration Fee (Freshmen): $300