Dominican Academy

44 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065-0100
Tel: (212)744-0195
Grades: 9-12 | 232 students
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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1897
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1996

Student Body

Total Students 232 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Dominican Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 18 students
Number of AP Courses 12 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Art History, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Economics, English, Environmental Science, European History, Government, Latin, Physics, U.S. History,
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform required)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Nov. 5 / Dec. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost $16,200
Tuition Notes Several scholarships, ranging from a one-time grant as an incoming freshman to a full tuition scholarship are available. Scholarship awards are based on merit and need.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Madeleine Metzler, Director of Admissions


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Campus Ministry, Culinary Club, Culture Club, Dance Club, Dominican Preachers, Drama Club, French Club, Glee Club, Latin Club, Literary Magazine, Liturgical Chorus, Mock Trial Team, Museum Club, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Prom Committee, SADD, Science Club, Shakespeare Club, Spanish Club, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Women's Empowerment, Yearbook Art Club, Culinary Club, Culture Club, Dance Club, Drama Club, French Club, Glee Club, Latin Club, Museum Club, Newspaper, Prom Committee, SADD, Science Club, Spanish Club, Yearbook, Campus Ministry,
Dominican Preachers,
Literary Magazine,
Liturgical Chorus,
Mock Trial Team,
National Honor Society,
Shakespeare Club,
Student Ambassadors,
Student Council,
Women's Empowerment,

School Notes

  • 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
  • A spiritually rich atmosphere results from a strong foundation in Christian values and leadership
  • Small class size and a student-teacher ratio of 8:1 ensures that each student is personally known
  • Academic excellence and dedication to learning foster a culture of achievement
  • Students are encouraged to assume positions of leadership, and to participate in service activities
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