Regina Dominican, a college preparatory Catholic high school for young 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.

Through the Dominican mottos of CARITAS (compassion) and VERITAS (truth) we inspire our students to strike a balance of spirit and mind. Our holistic approach to academic and personal development honors the individual needs of each of our students and instills these core values which guide all aspects of the Regina Dominican community.


11-10-15 RDHS Classroom 616Regina Dominican explores faith in a meaningful way while preparing students for the future. 

The spiritual and intellectual growth of our students is essential to our Catholic Dominican education. The Theology department embodies the teaching and preaching of Jesus and, in accordance with the Adrian Dominican mission, our students are encouraged to be young women of service, justice and responsibility. Our academic offerings challenge students to integrate leadership with religious practice. Liturgies and prayer services are an important part of the faith life at Regina Dominican. We pray daily and come together for various liturgical celebrations and feast days.

Spanish ClassRegina Dominican cultivates students who have the confidence to ask questions, engage in debate and challenge themselves academically. 

At Regina Dominican, we pride ourselves on building a tailor-made curriculum for every student so that she may hone her individual strengths and discover her unique passions. Our 12:1 student to faculty ratio and average class size of 13, provide a happy, healthy and nurturing learning environment for our girls. As a result, Regina Dominican students develop a strong sense of self to embrace challenges with confidence.

Guided by our superior, well-informed faculty, of which 76 percent hold advanced degrees, students learn to utilize technology as an educational resource to enhance and inform their schoolwork on a daily basis. Students are exposed to SMART boards, a robotics lab, a 3D printer, flipped classrooms and use technological tools to complete all coursework, homework and projects. Our 1:1 iPad initiative promotes interactive and experiential learning as well as provides 24/7 access to course materials, resources, assignments and grades.

zrIMAGES_091Regina Dominican graduates become global leaders who are well prepared not just for college but for life. 

The Regina Dominican Leadership Institute provides opportunities for students to interact with dynamic leaders and field experts through its Speaker Series, Lunchtime Leaders and Leadership Networking experiences. Students who excel academically and show and aptitude for leadership are invited to participate in our Leadership Scholars Program. Regina students are provided countless opportunities to become leaders in our school community. Students are encouraged to participate in Peer Leaders, run for student or class council or become a team captain or club president. Every student has the opportunity to make a difference within the school and leave her mark on the Regina Dominican community.

DSC_0551“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” – Saint Catherine of Siena

In the spirit of the Dominican charism, service to others is a guiding principal for all of our students who lead and participate in a wide variety of service projects. Regina Dominican students annually affect global change by traveling to Guatemala where they work with Nuestros Pequeños to serve the underprivileged. Students involved in the Campus Ministry organize volunteer opportunities for the Regina Dominican community. Our students performed over 15,100 service hours during the 2014-15 school year.

Regina Dig Pink Volleyball GameRegina Dominican offers substantial social, athletic and fine arts extra-curricular programming to spark the unique interests of every student.

Regina Dominican proudly sponsors 12 Varsity sports and is home to one of the largest all-girls’ athletic programs in Illinois. A member of the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference, Regina Panthers find athletic success while keeping with the Dominican mission, our experienced coaches not only enhance our students’ playing abilities, but they also cultivate our athletes’ future success by teaching work ethic, responsibility, time management and teamwork.

The Regina Dominican Fine Arts program nourishes a students’ creative talents, inspires her imagination and teaches her to express ideas. Students are encouraged to explore elective classes in the fields of visual art, music, theater and dance to build a diverse and comprehensive portfolio. In addition, a wealth of extra-curricular opportunities, including musicals, plays, concerts and clubs, exist to increase the breadth of our students’ exposure to, and involvement in, the arts.


Regina Dominican can boast that 100 percent of our graduates are accepted to a college or university. 

Regina Dominican’s rigorous college preparatory curriculum, paired with our comprehensive college counseling services, ensures that our graduates not only attend the top institutions, but also find schools that best fit their interests and goals.