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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 named as the #3 Catholic girls' high school in New York State for 2021 by Niche school rankings.

  • 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, 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 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

  • 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.


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

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

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

Madeleine B. Metzler, '07, Director of Admissions

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

Cindy Adlow, College Guidance


Tuition for 2021-2022: $19,100

Fees: $650

One-Time Registration Fee: $200