Regina Dominican inspires students through the Dominican charisms of Veritas and Caritas. The Dominican philosophy of education addresses the whole person and celebrates the joy of all branches of learning.
The school community honors the individual and creates a custom educational journey for each student that maximizes talents, challenges limitations and cultivates scholastic and social skills. Regina Dominican inspires the 21st century student to blaze her own path and to bring her faith into action for global benefit. In the words of St. Catherine of Siena, “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.”
Our Regina Dominican Leadership Model builds upon the traditions of Caritas and Veritas and focuses on four main ideas: Authentic Self-Confidence, Joyful Learning, Global Citizenship and Compelling Communication.
A Regina Dominican woman lives a faith filled life. She radiates authentic self-confidence, knows who she is and knows her values. She holds herself to high standards and sets personal goals that are both ambitious and achievable.
Regina Dominican provides the tools students need to develop and maintain a healthy sense of self. Theology faculty member Kasey Bree believes that “confidence naturally arises from participating in physically, mentally and spiritually healthy activities.” Bree inspires students to find ways to create healthy habits and develop a holistic sense of well being through the extra-curricular student group GLOW. The group convenes regularly to discuss health and wellness issues and to engage in fitness activities including community runs and yoga outings.
A Regina Dominican woman strives for excellence in lifelong learning. She is open to new experiences and willing to take on new challenges.
Regina Dominican employs new techniques to boost student interest in math and other subjects. Mathematics faculty member Mary Stenson integrates open-source learning resources, such as Stanford University’s online courses, to teach students different ways to approach math problems. The proof of success is in the numbers: 100 percent of Advances Placement Calculus students scored a 3 or better with an average score of 4.35.
A Regina Dominican woman encourages innovation in all endeavors. She feels empowered to openly express and exchange ideas. She has the ability to present her thoughts and beliefs clearly.
Compelling communicator Grace Spiewak ’15 was named one of the Best Writers by School Newspapers Online in March 2015 for her article, “Truth, Trust and Brian Williams,” which examined Brian Williams and the importance of trust in journalism. Crown, the student news-magazine of Regina Dominican, was awarded the Excellence in Writing badge for 2014-2015 by School Newspapers Online (SNO).
A Regina Dominican woman provides leadership in an interconnected, global environment and builds community through friendship, tradition and service. She explores global issues, values diversity and honors the differences in peoples and cultures.
Erin Pins ’15 expanded her global citizenship, along with a large group of her fellow Regina Dominican students, by spending her spring break on a service trip to Guatemala through the program Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos. NPH Guatemala operates a Montessori school program for the Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and first grade students in addition to an orphanage. Pins also traveled to Haiti where she worked with patients in a medical clinic for a week.