Class of 2019 Early College Acceptances Total over $7 million

Early college acceptance scholarship awards for the Class of 2019 have already topped $7 million ($7,200,301).  Some of the schools where the girls have been accepted include: Boston College, Lehigh University, Sacred Heart University, Fordham University, Penn State University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New Jersey Institute of Technology, New York Institute of Technology, Stevens Institute of Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology, The College of New Jersey, Fairfield University, Villanova University, Loyola University, Chicago and Loyola University, Maryland, Loyola Marymount University, James Madison University, Saint Joseph’s University, St. John’s University, George Mason University, The University of Scranton, Johnson and Wales University, Marist College, Providence College, Temple University, Drexel University, Michigan State University, The University of Rhode Island, The University of New Haven, The University of Arizona, The University of Tampa, University of San Francisco, University of Minnesota, University of Mississippi, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, San Diego State University,  University of Hartford, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Pace University, Quinnipiac University, Elon University, Drew University, Manhattan College, High Point University, Monmouth University, Montclair State University, Saint Peter’s University, Rutgers University, Seton Hall University, Caldwell University, Stony Brook University, SUNY Oswego, Siena College, Northern Arizona University, Berkeley College, Bloomfield College, Coastal Carolina University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Hofstra University, Ramapo College, Bloomsburg University, East Stroudsburg University, New England College, Vermont Technical College, Holy Family University, Mount Saint Mary’s University, LIM College, Xavier University, School of Visual Arts, College of Saint Benedict, University of Maine, Roanoke College, and NJCU.

SDA Inducts New Members Into Honor Societies

On March 13, Saint Dominic Academy inducted eight new members into the Siena Chapter of the National Honor Society, four new members into La Society Honoraire de Francais (French Honor Society) and 12 new members into Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica (Spanish Honor Society.) Additionally, the Academy held its first ever induction into Mu Alpha Theta, Math Honor Society with 38 new members.

The event included an Invocation and the Salute to the Flag.  Opening ceremonies were followed by Math National Honor Society induction with a review of qualifications for membership, introduction of the inductees, presentation of patches and certificates and the reading of the pledge.  The same format was followed for the induction of members into the French National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society and the Siena Chapter of the National Honor Society.

The evening ended with closing remarks by Head of School, Ms. Sarah Degnan-Moje, and the Alma Mater. Refreshments followed.

SDA Students are STEM Showcase Medal Winners

Three Saint Dominic Academy students were awarded Medals at the 2019 Jersey City Medical Center/RWJ Barnabas Hudson County STEM Showcase which was held at Liberty Science Center on Monday, March 11.  Charlotte Hennessey ’21 won a GOLD medal for her project: “Can External Factors Consistently Be Linked to the Development of Specific Eating Disorders?” As a Gold medal honoree, Charlotte participated in the super-judging round and as such, may be one of the top winners at the high school level to move on to represent Hudson County at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair to be held in Phoenix, Arizona.

A SILVER medal was awarded to freshman Nicole Fitzgerald for her project which studied “The Inaccuracies of Nut Labels.”

In the Elementary School Division, 7th grader Elizabeth Rodriguez won a BRONZE medal.  Her project was titled, “A Flashlight: Batteries Not Included.”

The students will receive their medals at the official awards ceremony to be held on May 1.  

SDA Glee Club Receives Prominent Invitation

The Dominoes and members of the Glee Club, under the direction of Mr. Joseph Napoli, have been invited by Dr. Margaret Dames, Superintendent of Schools, Archdiocese of Newark, to perform at the Mass of the International Organization of Catholic School’s bi-annual World Congress at St. Paul the Apostle Church in New York on Thursday, June 6. The Mass, which will be celebrated by Cardinal Tobin, comes just two weeks after the group will perform at Carnegie Hall.Other spring performances include their participation in the Pueri Cantores Catholic High School Festival at Saint Malachy’s Church in New York City on Friday, March 22. The full Glee Club Spring Concert will take place on Sunday, May 5 at Saint Aloysius Church in Jersey City.  And, on May 25, they will appear at Carnegie Hall with the New England Symphony Ensemble in a Concert of Classic and Contemporary Choral Music. 

Team “Fight Like A Girl” Recognized for Fund-Raising Success

Congratulations to the members of Student Council and Student Ambassadors who participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Jersey City Walk held in October.


Carolyn Lanza, Community Development Manager for the Northeast Region of the American Cancer Society, Inc., sent this note to the school: “I am reaching out to you on behalf of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Jersey City to sincerely congratulate you on becoming one of our top school teams! The fundraising efforts from the Saint Dominic Academy “Fight Like a Girl” team were tremendous this year and I cannot thank everyone enough for their passion and support of the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer. Thank you again for an amazing 2018!” The Academy was presented with a banner commemorating their success.