Dominican High School (Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin)

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Dominican High School
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120 East Silver Spring Drive

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United States
Coordinates43°7′8″N 87°54′36″W / 43.11889°N 87.91000°W / 43.11889; -87.91000Coordinates: 43°7′8″N 87°54′36″W / 43.11889°N 87.91000°W / 43.11889; -87.91000
Religious affiliation(s)Catholic
(Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters)
Patron saint(s)St. Dominic
PresidentLeanne Giese
Campus typeClosed, single building
Color(s)Green, black, and white               
Athletics conferenceMetro Classic Conference
SportsCross country, baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, softball, track & field, volleyball
Team nameKnights
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
PublicationDominican Magazine
NewspaperThe Knightly News[2]
Dean of AcademicsEdward Foy
Dean of StudentsVinnie Murray
Admissions DirectorJayne Dessing
Athletic DirectorJoe Grady

Dominican High School is a private, Catholic high school in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States. It is in, but not funded by, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee as a college preparatory high school.


Father Samuel Mazzuchelli, O.P. (1809–1864), an Italian native who preached and established churches throughout Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa, founded the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation of the Most Holy Rosary. This congregation served as the foundation for Dominican High School.

Dominican High School opened in September 1956, with 174 freshmen from 26 parishes. Although sponsored by the Sinsinawa Dominicans, the school was championed by two pastors, Peter E. Dietz, pastor of St. Monica Parish (1912–1947) and Farrell P. Reilly, pastor of St. Robert Parish (1912–1958). Both envisioned the formation of a Catholic high school in the North Shore suburbs. St. Monica Parish donated the land for Dominican High School and St. Robert Parish contributed over half a million dollars for its construction.

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  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
  2. ^ [ The Knightly News]
  3. ^ Jay Guidinger profile
  4. ^ "Anthony Pettis Whitefish Bay Dominican High School Alum". Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  5. ^ "Anthony Pettis UFC Bio". Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  6. ^ [1]

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