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Admissions Welcome

September 1, 2021

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 consider 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 to share my experience of D.A. with you. 

What a delight it is to welcome our students, faculty, and staff back to school full-time this Fall! This year is especially exciting as it marks the 125th anniversary since Dominican Academy’s founding in 1897. As the only all-honors high school for young women in New York State, D.A. guides and challenges students to seek truth and justice in their world and to make meaningful contributions to society. Our students strive for excellence in all things, guided by the Dominican pillars of Study, Community, Just Actions, and Prayer.

We are pleased to announce our provisional accreditation by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS). Dominican Academy has been twice named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education and is accredited by the Middle States Association. We have been honored by Niche school rankings as the No. 3 Catholic girls’ high school in New York state for 2021.

While much has returned to normal, we recognize that much remains uncertain. Know that D.A. will make every effort to support you through the application process as we all navigate this challenging time. Above all, know that we are committed to the safety and well-being of all members of our community--students, faculty and staff, parents and guardians, and you--our prospective students and families. We will work tirelessly to ensure that you and your family can safely learn about Dominican Academy and make an informed high school decision. Whether it’s through a live Q&A, virtual tour, or connecting with a current student, you will experience the unique warmth of the D.A. community and get the information you need!

I look forward to speaking further and working with you in the future!


Madeleine B. Metzler, '07

Director of Admissions and Strategic Marketing

Admissions Director and D.A. alumna, Madeleine B. Metzler, '07 proudly wears her class ring.

Viewbook 2021-2022

*Please note that stats quoted are for the 2020-2021 academic year. Please refer to our website for the most up-to-date information.