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Admissions Welcome


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, and to share my experience of D.A. with you.

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.

After the completion of the first-ever renovation of our historic mansion last summer, we are better equipped than ever to offer young women a well-rounded and rigorous curriculum in the heart of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. D.A. continues to stand alone as the only all-honors high school for young women in New York and is proud to be named by Niche as the #3 Catholic girls high school in New York State for 2019-2020!

  • We continue to offer an All-Honors Curriculum and a total of 17 Advanced Placement (A.P.) classes, including 7 STEM A.P.s—more than any other Catholic girls high school in New York. Students can choose from over 20 electives, such as Civil Rights in America, History of New York City, and Intro to Modern Art.
  • In January 2019, D.A. was chosen as a recipient of the Amazon Future Engineer grant. This award enables us to offer Intro to Computer Science and A.P. Computer Science classes starting this Fall! In addition, this grant entitles us to professional development for teachers and fully sequenced and paced digital curricula for students.
  • Our Athletic Program offers Intramural Tennis and 7 Varsity CHSAA teams including Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Indoor and Outdoor Track, and Volleyball. We welcome our new Athletic Director, Antoinette Quatela, P’21, and new Director of Student Life, Denise Dee who join our team this Fall!
  • The D.A. Class of 2019, which included two National Merit Commended Scholars and one National merit Scholarship Recipient, were awarded over $12.5 million in scholarships and grants. 85% of these graduates received merit scholarships, and 100% will go on to attend some of the most prestigious institutions in the U.S. and abroad, including Boston College, the College of the Holy Cross, Columbia University, Georgetown University, Notre Dame University, Trinity College in Dublin, and Yale University.

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 and Strategic Marketing