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 private college preparatory education, we prepare our students for their future careers, relationships, and life.
Built on a Tradition of Women Leaders
For 60 years, Regina Dominican has reinforced leadership and confidence in its 10,000+ graduates through a faith-based private high school education. 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 established themselves in 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 all-girls high school officially opened in September 1958. 64 sophomores and 200 freshmen were the first students to fill the halls of the school. S. Mary Kevin Campbell, O.P. oversaw the construction of Regina Dominican and became the first principal.
Regina Dominican has provided a Catholic, Dominican environment where young women develop spiritually, intellectually, culturally, and emotionally. The private school remains a place where young women create lasting memories, lifelong friendships, and irreplaceable experiences.
The Adrian Dominican Sisters: Committed to Educating the Whole Person
Regina Dominican is a sponsored institution of the Adrian Dominican Sisters. The Adrian Dominican Sisters, an international congregation of more than 600 vowed women religious and 200 Associates, minister in 22 states, Puerto Rico, and four countries: Canada, the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, and Norway.
In all of their ministries—education, health care, pastoral and retreat ministry, the arts, social work, ecology, and peace and justice advocacy—they strive to live out their vision: to seek truth, make peace, reverence life. They trace their roots to St. Dominic in the 13th Century and continue their Dominican tradition of preaching through prayer, study, common life, and ministry.