Regina Dominican

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Basic Information

Address: 701 Locust Road Wilmette, IL
County: Cook
Phone Number: 8472567660
President: Elizabeth Schuster
Principal: Meg Bigane
School Type: College Preparatory High School

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Additional Information

Founded: 1958
Organization Affiliation: Dominican
Ages/Grades: Grades 9-12
Classroom Size: 15
Student/Teacher Ratio: 12:1


Financial Aid:



English, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Physical Education and Health, Science, Social Studies, Theology, and World Languages

Percentage of Graduating Class: 100%
Camp Programs: Yes
Summer School: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

1:1 Student to iPad

School Clubs:

Ambassadors Club
Art Club
Campus Ministry
Dominican Preachers
Debate Club
Drama Club
Erika’s Lighthouse
French Club
Freshmen Leadership Board
Greek Club
Green Paws
Grub Club
International Club
International Thespian Society
Junior Class Leadership Board
Latin Club
Mu Alpha Theta
National Art Honor Society
National English Honor Society
National Honor Society
National Latin Honor Society
Orchesis Dance Ensemble
Paddle Tennis
Panther Tech Club
Par-Tea Club
Peer Leaders
Photography Club
Reginites for Life
Senior Leadership Board
Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica (SHH)
Sophomore Leadership Board
Spanish Club
Student Council
Tri-M (Modern Music Masters) Music Honor Society
Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE)

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Mission Statement:

Regina Dominican, a college preparatory Catholic school for women, sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, fosters academic excellence, truth, peace and justice while challenging each student to develop leadership for life and respect for all races, cultures and faiths.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Regina Dominican is the all-girls, Catholic college preparatory high school that inspires young women to lead and serve.
We focus on helping girls excel by fostering academic excellence, creating an inclusive, friendly environment, and challenging each student to develop leadership for life. In addition to a college preparatory education, we prepare our students for their future careers, relationships, and life.

School History:

For over 50 years, Regina Dominican has reinforced leadership and confidence in 9,800 plus women. As a result, alumnae can be found throughout the world working in a myriad of positions including CEOs, judges, attorneys, nurses, doctors, teachers, and mothers of future generations.

The Adrian Dominican Sisters first came to Chicago in 1909 when small groups were sent to St. James in Maywood Parish and Queen of Angels Parish in Chicago.

At the request of Cardinal Samuel Stritch, the Adrian Dominican Sisters established Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette to educate young women in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Its name was chosen in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Dominic, the founder of the Order of Preachers. The school officially opened in September 1958. 64 sophomores and 200 freshmen were the first students to fill the halls of the school that would later become the alma mater of over 9,800 young women. S. Mary Kevin Campbell, O.P. oversaw the construction of Regina Dominican and was appointed the first principal.

Regina Dominican has provided a Catholic, Dominican environment where young women develop spiritually, intellectually, culturally, and emotionally. The school remains a place where young women create lasting memories, lifelong friendships, and irreplaceable experiences.

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Begin the Admissions Process

Tour: Personal tours are available by appointment. Regina Dominican has two Open House dates in the fall every year. Sixth, seventh and eighth-grade girls and their families are invited to take a personalized tour of Regina Dominican's campus and meet faculty, staff, coaches, students and current parents during an open house. Find out more information here.

Attend an Event: Regina Dominican hosts several academic, athletic, fine arts, and service events for grade school students. Click for more information about our upcoming events.

Shadow: Eighth grade and transfer students are invited to shadow at the school in the fall. During a Shadow Day, each student is partnered with a Regina Dominican Student Ambassador based on academic and extra-curricular interest. Click here to register.

Test: Incoming freshman students must take the HSPT exam. Click here for more information.

Apply: Find information about how to apply as an incoming freshman, a transfer student, or an international student by using our navigation on the left.