Regina Dominican High School

Regina Dominican, a college preparatory Catholic school for women, sponsored by the Adrian Dominicans, fosters academic excellence, truth, peace and justice while challenging each student to develop leadership for life and respectfor all races,culturesand faiths.
We draw from over 40 zip codes, across public andprivateelementary schools and 20 suburbs as well as the city of Chicago,providing a diverse environment.
After four years of an academically rigorous education,our students graduate with a strong foundation of knowledge, values and leadership skills necessary to support them through their college years and beyond.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 281 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,600
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Regina Dominican High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2017, 2018

Student Body

Total Students
281 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Regina Dominican High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
16 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, European History, French IV, French V, Latin Vergil, Music Theory, Physics, Spanish IV, Spanish V, U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History
Average ACT score
(Out of 36)
Classroom Dress Code
Uniform skirt or pant, polo shirt, crew or knee socks.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Books, uniforms and transportation fees not included in tuition cost
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Eleanor Schmerler-Rich
Admissions Associate
Elizabeth Michalek



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
28 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Ambassadors Club, Art Club, Biology Club, Class Leadership Boards, Crown (Student Newspaper), Dominican Preachers, Drama Club, Environmental Club, French Club, French National Honor Society, GLOW Club, International Thespian Society, Kaleidoscope, Latin Club, Mathletes, National Art Honors Society, National Forensics League, National Honor Society, Orchesis Dance, Peer Leaders, Reginites for Life, Spanish Club, Spanish National Honor Society, Student Council, Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Club (WYSE), Yearbook, Youth Ministry Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Modern Music Masters (Tri-M)

School Notes

  • College preparatory curriculum provides students with theopportunity to excel in all disciplines comprising tenacademic departments, offering 125 courses, including 16 Advanced Placement courses
  • Emergent technology at Regina Dominican HighSchoolprovideseffective venues for inquiry and problem solving as part of the all-school educational outcomes.
  • Graduates from the Class of 2021 were offered more than $14 million in scholarships
  • Regina Dominican sponsors more than 26 student organizationsandclubs, 5 councils of student government and 7 national and international honors societies
  • Award-winning publications include the yearbooknandCrown newspaper.
  • We are the only single-gender high school in Illinois to offer a Leadership Institute, where students sharpen their leadership skills through projects and networking with professionals inleadership positions, and strengthen their voice.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Regina Dominican High School cost?
Regina Dominican High School's tuition is approximately $16,600 for private students.
What sports does Regina Dominican High School offer?
Regina Dominican High School offers 15 interscholastic sports: Ballet, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. Regina Dominican High School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for most sports offered.
What is Regina Dominican High School's ranking?
Regina Dominican High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Regina Dominican High School?
The application deadline for Regina Dominican High School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
I am incredibly happy with all that Regina offers my daughter who is now a junior. While small, Regina is able to offer a wide variety of challenging honors and AP level classes, along with amazing courses in fine arts, which has allowed my daughter to pursue her passions while engaging in a college-prep curriculum. A wide variety of clubs are available and the girls are supported and encouraged to be involved in sports, even those they`ve never played before. Teachers are available, responsive, and helpful. As we are now shifting our focus to the college search process, the counselor is providing informative whole group and individual information to us as parents and to the students. During the few Covid closings we experienced during the past 2 years, the school did an amazing job with keeping the community connected and students` academic growth moving forward. I am so thankful that my daughter chose this school and I would highly recommend it.
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Regina provides academic rigor in a supportive and safe environment. The small class sizes provide interactive learning with highly educated, caring instructors. "All-girls" gave our D the confidence to try new things, pursue leadership roles, science, sports, theater. Participation in clubs/ sports is very high and the quality of programs is excellent despite the small size. School spirit is plentiful; there are weekly rallies where students applaud each other! Community service opportunities are offered to enrich their faith. Girls are friendly and attend from all over Chicago and the campus is safe. Regina educates young women to be confident learners and prepares them well to be future leaders.
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Regina is a wonderful school. The teachers care about the students and make are available to provide extra help when asked. They offer a variety of interesting and challenging classes. They also offer art classes, music foundations, and guitar. Unfortunately, the band only meets before school and isn't offered as a class. They have a variety of sports and anyone can join and play even if they will never be the star. The staff keeps the girls engaged. Most participate in sports and clubs. They have specific programs intended to help your daughter grow as a leader like the leading scholars, student government, etc. They also provide the girls with information on opportunities outside of the school which offers a significant advantage. As a general rule, the girls are friendly and welcoming. When my daughter started, she came home with friends on the first day of school despite being shy. As a parent with a full year + experience prior to COVID, during the worst of the pandemic, and with the return to classes, it is also worth mentioning that this experience was handled rather well despite some trial and error. I am very happy that my daughter chose to attend Regina.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 281 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,600
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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