Dear Prospective Parents and Students,
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 completed 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 refurbished the Second, Third, and Fourth Floors, improving existing classrooms, restoring a dedicated chapel space, and adding offices for faculty and staff. Highlights include a state-of-the-art security system, performing arts space, improved technology infrastructure, and better accessibility on all floors (including ADA compliant bathrooms).
- 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.
- In Summer 2018, select rising seniors embarked on our second service trip to Zambia. Our students resided at a Dominican high school in Zambia, where they experienced the life of a female student in Africa. Their time also included assisting doctors and nurses in field work in surrounding villages.
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.