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Regina Dominican High School

Private | 9-12 | 325 students

 

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Posted January 29, 2014

[continued] The only negative aspect of Regina is the administration. Within the course of 2 years, the new administration has managed to demolish our sense of pride and tradition. They have put an end to countless traditions such as the spirit stick, having the senior class run around the gym during pep rallies, doing the blindfolded trust walk from 113 to the chapel before Kairos, and so on. At sport events, we are not allowed to wear face paint. Furthermore, they are changing rules/procedures unnecessarily and diminishing our individuality. We have to be in uniform for finals. Our lanyards with our IDs have to be black. We have to buy our locks for our lockers from the school(which by the way are all black). We can't wear headbands on mass days(which isn't even held in a real church). Also, they have taken away nearly all of our early dismissals. Freshman year, we had one every other week, similar to other schools. Now, we're lucky if we have one once every other month! I fear that the school will be shut down in a matter of years because no one wants to go to a school where their individuality is limited!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2014

I'm a former student of regina dominican, and i attended freshman and sophmore year (only transferring out after my family was moved with my dad's job). The teachers are great, and the student body, extracurricular activies, and athletics provide a wonderful pool of amazing girls and potential friends. For the most part, the girls are friendly, and the teachers (with a few exceptions) care about your success and will put time aside for extra help. Now, there is a major con that subtracts away from all of this. The administration is stricter than necessary, and encourage harsh punishments for seemingly misdemeanor-like rules (ie. giving after school detention for wearing the wrong socks is a popular conviction), and many students, including myself, claim that the school seems to care more about the uniform, which used to have very loose rules before the new administration came in, than the actual academics. Additionally, the counselors at the school inflict higher levels of stress than needed on the students, which has lead to countless cases of diagnosed Depression and Anxiety, and mental disease among students as a result of these stressers have ridiculously high rates.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2012

As the parent of a current student, I can't say enough about Regina! The combination of a new and innovative curriculum centered on global leadership and a dedicated staff are exactly what is needed in today's world. The girls are encouraged to lead and become young women of integrity, service and responsibility and to make their own decisions. The size of the school allows the girls to try new things they may never have thought of or had the opportunity to explore. If you want a high school where your daughter MATTERS and is not just a number, Regina is the right place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2010

Regina gives students a million different ways to have fun. There's never a shortage of things to do, no matter what you're into; there are about 57 sports and clubs, 2 plays a year, and a musical, school choir and orchestra. The teachers are great, and have a very chummy, yet still respectful relationship with students. Everyone there is very comfortable, and the all-girls environment makes everybody focused on their education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 2, 2005

Regina has been a wonderful experience for both of my daughters, for different reasons. The schools small population makes access to teachers and administrators very easy. Regina's parent involvement is high, with most of us getting to know our kids friends parents early on. Both of my daughters transfered in sophmore year one unhappily, the other asking to. Both received a great academic program and the ability to play sports through senior year. Also because it's small if you have an artistic interest there is always room for you to express it. My younger daughter expressed interest in photograhy and now is a part of the yearbook staff merging her love of sports with photography by taking pictures for the yearbook of all the sporting events.
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Posted August 30, 2005

Regina is a school that allows your daughter to grow in so many different aspects, and although yes there are a little pricy, they have great programs to offer..and all with the catholic value behind them. So if your daughter is intered in a small environment, and quite low key regina is the school for her.
—Submitted by a former student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Black 5% 18%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Hispanic 2% 24%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
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  • Graphics
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  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
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School Leader's name
  • Sr. Mary Margaret Pachucki
Gender
  • All girls
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA

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Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

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  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Archdiocese of Chicago
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Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
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701 Locust Rd
Wilmette, IL 60091
Phone: (847) 256-7660

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