St. Mary's Dominican High School Veritas Shield

Sophie Spera

Drama Club, Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, 2023

Study is the most important pillar to me. I can actively portray this pillar through my daily studies. Studying is a large part of the Dominican experience and is important to the pursuit of knowledge and growth. Learning and studying new things every day at Dominican has helped me build better habits and helped me become a better person. 

Imad Siddiqui

Speech and Debate Team

Out of the four pillars, service means the most to me. I've used this pillar in my everyday life as a student at Dominican and even outside of school. Performing acts of service, either by donating to the canned food drive or volunteering at a local summer camp, has taught me how to give back to my community. It has also made me part of a community that loves to give back.

Aubrie Duplantis

Debs Dance Team

Dominican offers a valuable education that will help later in life. We also participate in many fun activities such as Rally Day, Bleacher Swap, Carol Off, and grade-level Retreats. At Dominican, you will make friends that turn into family. Overall, Dominican is an incredible school where you can build strong bonds and lasting connections.

Kathryn Fine

Drum Major

Dominican is more than just a place to learn academics; Dominican is where you can discover your passions, meet the most amazing friends, and become the best version of yourselfEven after you graduate, Dominican will be your home!

Jill Neumeyer

Craft Club President

While all four pillars are important, Community has been the most important in my daily life. Working with classmates to finish a project or to study for a test has helped me embrace the Dominican community. The bonds I have made with my classmates will last a lifetime.

Meredith Huck


Dominican is the most amazing place! I have only been here a year, but it has helped me grow so much in every aspect. Every girl needs to find the right school for her, and Dominican truly is the only school for me. 

Reese Macicek

Student Preacher

Through Dominican's pillar of Prayer, I have grown as a daughter of Christ. Through my involvement in Student Preachers, I have had the opportunity to voice my relationship with Christ in the form of prayer. Dominican has given me the opportunity to grow closer with Christ while encouraging others to do the same through prayer.

Zoe Miller

Class of 2025

The Dominican pillar that means the most to me is the pillar of Service. Service is a big part of Dominican, from the Second Harvest Canned Food Drive to the Adopt-a-Family project. Dominican constantly shows us ways to give back to our community.

Sarah Reinhardt

Student Council

The pillar of community has been reflected in my daily student experience in many ways. For example, as a new student last year, I was nervous, but the Dominican community helped me realize that I was not alone, and that every one of my classmates will be there to guide me along my journey.

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Mary Baudouin

Mary Baudouin ’74

Provincial Assistant, Jesuits of the US Central and Southern Province

At Dominican High I learned that it was OK to be a strong woman, not afraid to express thoughts, ideas, and opinions. That has been so important in my social justice work which demands that I be an advocate for justice with and for marginalized people even when – and especially when –  there are so many dissenting voices trying to drown out the voices of those crying out for equity and belonging.

Arthel Neville

Arthel Neville ’80

National News Anchor

There are no short cuts. Do the work. Put in the time. Be a team player. Be a leader, but also a team builder. Keep the Dominican ‘girl’ in your heart and try not to stop having fun in the process!

Alison Cernich

Alison Nenos Cernich ’93

Deputy Director

Be present in the present. It is so easy to look ahead and be consumed with what is next. While you can plan and prepare, high school is such an amazing time in your life, so be there for it. Be a part of the things you are passionate about, discover what you enjoy learning, and make time for fun. Know that things can always change. I have had so many different twists and turns throughout my career, many of which I could have never planned for or anticipated. It’s okay to go in a different direction or try something new.”

Lorraine Melito Hess ’86

Catholic Composer, Recording Artist, and Music Minister

The faith formation at Dominican was one of the most influential aspects in my ministry as a Catholic artist, composer, and music director. In grammar school, I learned my prayers; but, at Dominican, I learned to pray. Celebrations of the Mass were some of my greatest memories. Dominican was a safe place to be proudly Catholic, and there was comfort with living the truth of the Gospel among hundreds of young women.

Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee ’09


When I started at Dominican, I only knew two people from my grammar school. Even though it was difficult in the beginning, the countless opportunities to join extracurriculars and activities allowed me to meet people and make life-long friends. So, my advice to you would be to get involved and truly experience Dominican.

Ashley Anglin

Ashley Ernestine Anglin ’01

Psychotherapist/Director of Clinical Services

My Dominican education has instilled in me a spirit of excellence and motivation to strive as far as I can within my field. It has allowed me to do many things in my career where both faith and service intersect. Because of Dominican, I have been able to walk boldly in the face of adversity and know that I can do anything I put my mind to.

Jennifer Gniady

Jennifer Gniady ’90


A Dominican graduate values life-long learning and pursues excellence, not only as an end but to serve our community. I have been honored to coordinate the Washington D.C. chapter where I am able to see our graduates always learning and striving for excellence for their community and country. It is a blessing to be able to meet current Dominican students when they travel to Washington D.C. for Close-Up and March for Life. The Dominican community stays steadfast and strong in their ways as we continue to support each other.

Shaysa Lewis ’13

Human Resources Manager

I was very involved in extracurricular activities at Dominican and held officer positions as well. Having that experience early in life has definitely helped me in my career now. As an HR Manager, I am in a position to provide a great onboarding process for any new hires coming to our company, and I also oversee all training programs. Having my leadership roles at Dominican has given me a head start to my career now.

Sandra Scalise Juneau

Sandra Scalise Juneau ’58


Cherish each day at Dominican, for those few short years will continue to impact your entire future! The motto, Veritas, has been my guiding star, reinforced by the curriculum and lessons of love from fabulous faculty.

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School Supply Lists 2024-2025

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Academic Honor Day Salutes Seniors

Academic Honor Day was a salute to the Class of 2024 and their many accomplishments. The program acknowledged seniors who have excelled as individuals and small groups. Service Hour Awards...

Black and White Shop Hours – Summer 2024


St. Mary’s Dominican High School Confers 160 Diplomas on Class of 2024

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Dominican Juniors Presented Book Awards

Fifteen St. Mary’s Dominican High School juniors were presented Book Awards from universities and colleges to celebrate the achievements of the Junior Class. The annual Book Awards are in recognition...

Dominican Awards Scholarships to 20 Incoming Students

During a ceremony on campus, St. Mary’s Dominican High School awarded academic scholarships to 20 incoming 8th graders representing 15 different elementary schools. Academic scholarship awards are based on the...

World Competition Another First for Robotics Team Dominican Ultraviolet

There are many “firsts” for the St. Mary’s Dominican High School Robotics Team Dominican Ultraviolet (Team 9637). It is the first all-girls’ team from Louisiana that advanced to the world...

Spring Sports Awards Night, End of Year Athletic Awards

St. Mary’s Dominican High School honored student-athletes for spring sports during an awards night on campus. Five senior athletes were presented with End of the Year Athletic Awards. Lou Reilly...
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On the first Tuesday of every month, the Dominican Alumnae Association will host a Zoom event for us to gather and pray the Dominican Rosary together.

Rosaries 2024:

January 2, February 6, March 5, April 2,

May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6,

September 3, October 1,

November 5, December 3

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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Alumnae Rosary Via Zoom

June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3

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Summer Camps

Summer Camps 2024 - June 3 - 21
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For more than 160 years, St. Mary’s Dominican High School has been an outstanding educational institution for young women in New Orleans, but it is also so much more.

Dominican is a place for strong leaders, dedicated servers and curious learners. Dominican students develop not only academically, but also spiritually and socially.