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St. Dominic Elementary School
Mr. Ronald J. Martorelli, Principal:

St. Dominic Elementary School was one of the first Catholic Elementary Schools established on Long Island. In 1914, Monsignor Charles Canivan arrived at St. Dominic Parish and began his thirty year tenure as pastor. Under his direction, St. Dominic Elementary School opened in 1924 under the auspices of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scranton, PA.

Today, the school provides an academic program for students from 3 years to 14 years of age. It is a faith-centered program that aspires to connect reading, writing, thinking, and listening skills across the subject areas with the use of 21st century technology and the integration of Catholic values into every subject taught. All classes follow the NY State Curriculum Guidelines and are approved by the Diocesan Office of Education in Rockville Centre.  This means that classes are taught by the standards issued by the state of New York with additional supplementation from the Diocesan Education Department.  We administer the Iowa Assessments  and CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) tests for basic skills and achievement.

St. Dominic High School

            Ms. Maureen Appel , Principal:

Saint Dominic High School continues to offer 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 area, 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 for students to choose, Saint Dominic continues to draw from a broad geographic area, encompassing more than 64 communities and 58 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 him or her as an individual with unique needs, aspirations, and potential. Saint Dominic begins by helping the students at their level and then seeks to bring them to a higher, better place in their lives intellectually, socially, morally, and spiritually.

Created on 8/25/2010 - Last updated on 11/15/2016