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Dominican Academy

Dominican Academy is an all-female private Catholic traditional school for students in grades 9 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban


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Dominican Academy says

Dominican Academy has been educating young women intellectually, emotionally, socially, and spiritually since 1897. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side on 68th Street between Park and Madison Avenues, Dominican Academy (D.A.) consistently ranks among New York City's best high schools. Operated by the Dominican Sisters of Peace and lay staff, D.A. unites academic excellence and an all-honors curriculum with an intimate, family-like atmosphere. D.A. challenges and empowers young women to be local and global leaders in the 21st century.

All classes are at an honors, advanced, or Advanced Placement level, and 100% of each graduating class attends accredited four-year colleges and universities. D.A. has been accredited by Middle States, the NY State Board of Regents and twice recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the US Dept. of Education.


Dominican Academy provides young women with a comprehensive and rigorous academic program. All of our classes are either Honors or Advanced Placement level.
The curriculum provides a full college preparatory education—from the humanities and language to science and mathematics. Small classes ensure personalized attention and foster opportunities for mentorship. The largest class is approximately 20 students, and electives and A.P. classes will have between 5 and 15 students. Twelve Advanced Placement classes are offered: Art History, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Economics, English, Environmental Science, European History, Government, Latin, Physics, and U.S. History. A unique Service Learning Program is integrated into our Theology courses. Service learning is an academic program that combines direct service with education and classroom reflection.

Mission Statement

Dominican Academy, a Catholic college preparatory high school in the tradition of Saint Dominic, challenges and empowers intelligent young women to become spiritual, intellectual, moral and socially responsible leaders in a global society.





Grades Cost Term
K-12 $12,925 Annual

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Entrance Requirements




Academic Calendar: Semester

  • AP Art History
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP European History
  • AP Latin
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Physics B
  • AP United States Government and Politics
  • AP United States History
  • French
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 213
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 63
10 55
11 56
12 39

Dominican Academy's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Dominican Academy's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 8 : 1
Gender 100% Female
Dress Code Uniform
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 70%
International 2%
Black or African American 6%
Asian 9%
American Indian or Alaska Native 13%
Principal Dr. Nicole Grimes
President Sr. Margaret Ormond


We have over 35 clubs in the 2014-2015 Club Directory. Our clubs include, but are not limited to Girls Who Code, Science Club, Art Club, Drama Club, Shakespeare Club, Campus Ministry, Culture Club, Photography Club, Culinary Club, Mock Trial, and more. We offer Basketball, Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, and Billiards.
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

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