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. Sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Peace.
Monday, September 1
Labor Day
Tuesday, September 2
Faculty In Service
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, September 3
First Day of School
Arrival Times
9:00 Seniors
9:45 Freshmen
11:00 Juniors
11:45 Sophomores
Thursday, September 4
Early Dismissal Schedule
Freshmen Orientation
Opening Mass at St. Catherine's
1:45 PM

Dominican Academy Pledge

In the Dominican tradition, I pledge to search for truth through study, work to create a caring community, reach out to others by preaching and just actions, and enfold my life in prayer.



Welcome to Dominican Academy

Host Families Needed!

For the 2014-2015 school year, Dominican Academy will admit several students from China to our school. This new program is in partnership with Twinn Palms, a firm that organizes the homestay component. We anticipate these students will enter 9th grade. All of them will need homestay families, and we want to ensure that all our Chinese students are well accommodated. Before we open up the homestay opportunity to the greater community, we want to give you, our Dominican Academy family, priority to express interest in this meaningful program. For your consideration, host families will receive $1,700 per month for the 10 months. If this program is of interest to you and you wish to receive more information and details on logistics, please contact our representative from TWINN PALMS, Elizabeth Quaranta at Send the following information and she will add your family to the interest list.  

1.    Family name

2.    Students' names and grades in Fall of 2014 (if applicable)

3.    City of residence

4.    Languages spoken in your home

5.    Your phone number 


You Can Still Sign - Up for TACHS & SAT Prep  with Phil Gillen!

The TACHS prep course will be running the first two weeks of August Monday through Friday from 9-12.  The cost for one week is $250 and $400 for two weeks.

The PSAT/SAT class will run from 9-12 on Monday through Friday from August 18-22.  The cost is $300 a week.

If you would like to attend please email Phil at PMG@PMGILLEN.COM

The Dominican Academy All Class Reunion will take place on
Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Our New Partnership with Girls Who Code!

We are very excited to announce our new partnership with Girls Who Code. This upcoming school year we will be hosting a Girls Who Code Club for Dominican Academy Students. We will have a trained volunteer on-site from the organization teaching our girls coding for 2 hours a week, each week, throughout the year. We are so incredibly excited for this opportunity and look forward to the partnership!  You can find out more about Girls Who Code by visiting their website:

Volunteer Night – WEDO needs your help with advocacy!

When : Wednesday, September 4th (5:30pm- 8pm)

Where: WEDO Office, 355 Lexington Avenue, 3rd floor

What: Together with the Global Gender and Climate Alliance and the UNFCCC Secretariat, WEDO has just launched a publication containing the gender-responsive language from all agreements in the history of the international climate change negotiations: Gender Equality and The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: A Compilation of Decision Text.

Our hope is that governments and other stakeholders to the negotiations will use this document as a reference tool to promote policies that address gender inequalities and women’s rights while lessening the impacts of climate change.

To achieve this goal, we need practical assistance with stuffing envelopes to send the publication to delegations that will be attending this year’s Climate Change Conference in Poland (COP19) in November. Getting this document out in large numbers is crucial for informing the policy-makers, and we are hoping for your help.

Pizza will be served during the session, and there will be time to learn about the Friends of WEDO CommitteePlease email Ingrid at to say if you’re coming. We hope to see you there!

Discover Italy in 2015!
Spend Easter Break 2015 in Italy! Visit Venice, Florence, Assisi and Rome. The trip is from April 2 through April 11, 2016. Price for students is $3,472 and for adults $3,837. View details here. For more information, please contact Mrs. Fannon at

Make sure to visit the EF Tour Website as well!