Mount Saint Dominic Academy

mount saint dominic

3 Ryerson Ave., Caldwell, NJ, 07006



  • Religious
  • Secondary
  • Single Sex GIRLS

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For the past year, access to schools was often discussed in terms of in-person education. At Mount St. Dominic Academy, a Catholic high school for girls, access to the distinguished faculty is a given. 

“At the Mount, parents appreciate being able to easily access their daughters’ teachers as well as our student to faculty ratio that results in smaller class sizes and more personalized instruction,” says Dean of Academics Laura Hollenbaugh. “Parents and students embrace the values we uphold and the way we incorporate them into the educational experience.”

The Mount and its mission were founded in 1892 by the Sisters of Saint Dominic. After leaving an early post in Jersey City for a more tranquil setting, the Sisters hand-laid the foundation for the motherhouse and school.

Now, 129 years later, the school guides students to self-discovery by “knowing how girls learn best.” That includes a signature entrepreneurship program known as the L.E.O. Program, a Capstone in Directed Research (call it a senior thesis), 14 Advanced Placement courses and a bevy of co- and extra-curricular activities.

The school taught in-person last year and expects to do the same this year. With a college acceptance rate of 100% and freshmen who return to say their first year at the next level of education was “so easy,” it seems like the Mount has “knowing how girls learn best” down pat.

“Our education helps our students get to where they want to go—from some of the best colleges all the way to the courtroom, to the operating room, to the director’s chair, to the White House and everywhere in between,” Hollenbaugh says. “After the Mount, our alumnae are prepared to embark on the journey to adulthood.”


  • Tuition Fee|$19,000
  • Student Number|250
  • County|Essex
  • GRADES|9-12th/Girls