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Personalized Academics = Amazing Results

Regina Dominican’s rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum challenges students to think critically and express themselves creatively as they learn from others and explore global perspectives. But what truly differentiates Regina Dominican from other schools is a personalized academic path for every student, an emphasis on leadership skills throughout all our curriculum, our joyful learning environment, and the results our students see when it comes to growth and college placement.


Joyful learningA Curriculum Designed for Her

What makes Regina Dominican so special, and effective, is not only do we offer a challenging academic curriculum, but every student follows an academic path tailored to their individual strengths. Our course offerings allow students to collaborate in the classroom, while learning a curriculum and following a course schedule that is tailored to their individual strengths. With a 9:1 student to faculty ratio your daughter receives personal attention, inspiring and supporting her to achieve her highest academic potential.


We challenge our students academically with programs and pathways like Allworth Scholars, Byrne Pathway, and the Leadership Institute. But we meet them where they are in terms of skills, goals, and support. Our size allows us to be flexible, nimble, and most importantly customized to what your daughter needs.


Successful Results

And, our personalized academics model works. We can make a real, measurable impact on your daughter’s overall growth. From Freshman to Senior year, Regina Dominican students demonstrated on average a 17% increase in their national percentile rank academically. They also experience tremendous growth emotionally, and socially as evidenced by our student involvement data, and the Five Essentials Survey.


We extend that personalization to our college placement program as well, with our unique, in-depth college exploration, application, and placement process. Whether your student is interested in STEM, Fine Arts, Communications, or Business, we guide and advocate for her to move on to the perfect spot for her to grow and thrive. We know our program is successful because our 2023 graduates were accepted to 144 different colleges and Universities in 37 different States, and earned $13,120,200 in scholarships.


Please read our School Profile below at the bottom of this page for details about our academic success.


Outstanding Programs and Pathways


Leadership InstituteLeadership Institute

Unique to Regina Dominican, the Leadership Institute Programs are designed for all of our students to acquire, practice, apply and master the leadership skills critical for the next generation of female leaders.

Allworth Scholars Program

Designed for the high-achieving student who is looking for academic challenge, the Allworth Scholars Program provides access to accelerated courses and enrichment activities along with membership in a community of intellectually curious young women.

College Placement Program

Our College Placement Program gets results. 100% student college placement and $13,120,200 awarded in scholarships in 2023. An individualized process, we guide and advocate for your student every step of the way, making this major life decision easy and joyful for students and families.

Joyful Learning

Look into any Regina classroom and you will see students pursuing their passion for learning --  solving problems, collaborating with peers, and taking intellectual risks -- in a setting where learning is rigorous, student-focused and everyone feels supported. We work hard to provide a joyful and fun learning environment because after 60+ years of teaching young women, we know that the warmth, the camaraderie, and the support of faculty, staff, and peers is what allows students to thrive. Here’s how that works:

    • Regina's standards-based curriculum challenges young women to think critically, create and express themselves, learn from others, understand global perspectives, and be curious.
    • In the classroom, each student’s individual learning style and goals are supported and challenged.
    • Students are encouraged to seek truth, ask questions, and engage in dialogue to learn from others.
    • Regina personalizes course selection and scheduling while striving to expand our students' comfort zones.
    • Regina graduates use these abilities to contribute to their communities and live lives of meaning in higher education and beyond. 


Prestigious Partnerships

We continue to enhance our current academic offerings and experiences with the multiple partnerships we have built with other programs, schools, and the community. We are proud to partner with and be accredited by the nation’s most prestigious educational organizations such as:

    • The International Coalition of Girls’ Schools
    • National Catholic Education Association
    • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
    • Global Online Academy (GOA)


Want to learn more about how we can offer personalized academics or challenge your high-achieving student to reach her greatest potential? Give us our Enrollment Team a call at (847) 256-7660 or schedule a personalized tour.

College Board announced that Regina Dominican High School has been named to the Advanced Placement® Program (AP®) School Honor Roll, earning Platinum distinction. 


The AP® School Honor Roll recognizes schools whose AP programs are delivering results for students while broadening access. Schools can earn this recognition annually based on criteria that reflect a commitment to increasing college-going culture, providing opportunities for students to earn college credit, and maximizing college readiness.


Regina Dominican had 88% of seniors (from the Class of 2023) who took at least one AP exam during high school, 60% of seniors scoring a three or higher on at least one AP exam, and 28% of seniors who took five or more AP exams.


College Board’s Advanced Placement® Program (AP®) enables students to pursue college-level studies—with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both—while still in high school. Through AP courses in 38 subjects, each culminating in a challenging exam, students learn to think critically, construct solid arguments, and see many sides of an issue—skills that prepare them for college and beyond.