Fast Facts

  • Founded in 1897, Dominican Academy is a private, Catholic, college-preparatory high school sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Peace and lay staff. For over 120 years, D.A.-- the only all-honors high school for girls in New York State--has represented the very best in Catholic education for young women in New York City.

  • 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 named as the #3 Catholic girls' high school in New York State for 2019-2020 by Niche school rankings.

  • Our landmarked building, renovated over summers 2017 and 2018, balances old-school elegance with new, vibrant spaces and improved security.

  • Located in an 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

  • A diverse community of 250 students from all five boroughs, Westchester, Long Island, New Jersey, and abroad. Over 40% of our students speak a language other than English at home.

  • All Honors & Advanced Placement curriculum, with 17 Advanced Placement courses offered

  • 100% of graduates attend accredited four-year colleges and universities. Graduates in our Class of 2020 averaged over $396,307 in college scholarships and grants. View the college acceptance list for the Class of 2020 here.

  • Student-Faculty ratio of 8:1, with 90% 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 clubs, including Animation Club, Campus Ministry, Girls Who Code, Literary Journal, Mock Trial, and Pre-Med Society

  • We offer a well-rounded Performing Arts curriculum with required Drama, Music, and Dance classes. Students can choose from advanced arts electives, such as Intro to Modern Art, Advanced Drama, and Mind Body Conditioning. We also partner with The Frick Collection to offer sketching classes taught by museum professionals.

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



Sr. Margaret Ormond, O.P., '60, President

Dr. Leslie Poole Petit, P'14,'19, Principal

Jo Ann Fannon, '68, Registrar & Assistant to the Principal

Madeleine B. Metzler, '07, Director of Admissions

Br. James Simon, C.O., Director of Development

Cindy Adlow, College Guidance



Tuition for 2020-2021: $18,800

Fees: $650

One-Time Registration Fee: $200