Admissions Welcome

**We are undergoing a Renovation during Summer 2018. After May 31, 2018 D.A.’s main phone line (212-744-0195), including all extensions, will NOT be active or available. Therefore, we urge you to use email as the primary form of contact. Our Admissions Director can be reached at**

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 also to share some of the many positive developments at 44 East 68th Street.

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. Building upon our already-solid foundation, we are delighted to share some exciting changes that have been implemented for the 2018-2019 school year:
  • In Summer 2018, we will complete the Second and Final Phase of a building renovation. Last summer, we renovated the First and Fifth Floors. We unveiled our new and expanded student cafeteria, two additional full--size classrooms, and improved circulation in time for the start of school! These changes have drastically improved the quality of life for our students, faculty, and staff, and allow D.A. to serve our community even better. This Summer, we will refurbish the Second, Third, and Fourth Floors, improving existing classrooms, restoring a dedicated chapel space, and adding offices for faculty and staff.
  • In Summer 2018, select rising seniors will embark on our second service trip to Zambia. Our students will reside at a Dominican High School in Zambia, where they will experience the life of a female student in Africa. Their time will also include assisting doctors and nurses in field work in surrounding villages.
  • We have added many new courses for the 2018-2019 year. These include our 13th A.P. Course--A.P. Spanish--and other electives, such as History of the City of New York, Women in American History, History of Art in the United States, and Accelerated Latin.

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