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Saint Dominic High School

One Journey Through Faith and Education

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Celebrating 89 Years of Academic Excellence

Saint Dominic High School continues its tradition of offering a values-centered Catholic education to young women and men on Long Island; in fact, Saint Dominic is honored to hold the distinction of being the oldest co-educational Catholic high school in the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Saint Dominic is, and always has been, a parish high school. Parishioners proudly refer to their high school as The Parish Gem. Yet from its earliest days it has also attracted students from communities outside the local community, fulfilling the hope and intent of the founding pastor, Monsignor Charles J. Canivan, to make Saint Dominic Parish an educational center that included a high school of outstanding merit. At the time of its founding, Saint Dominic was one of only a few schools accessible to young women and men seeking a Catholic secondary education. Today, even with many more schools in the region from which students can choose, Saint Dominic continues to draw from a broad geographic area, encompassing more than 60 communities and 42 public school districts in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The key to Saint Dominic's perennial attractiveness and success is simply this: Saint Dominic strives to respond to each student in a personal and caring manner, treating her or him as an individual with unique needs, aspirations, and potential. Saint Dominic begins by meeting the students at their level and then seeks to bring them to a higher, better place in their lives intellectually, socially, morally, and spiritually.
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