Regina Dominican High School

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Regina Dominican High School
Regina Dominican Seal.jpg
Regina Dominican Seal
701 Locust Road
Wilmette, Illinois 60091
United States
Coordinates 42°4′30″N 87°44′35″W / 42.07500°N 87.74306°W / 42.07500; -87.74306Coordinates: 42°4′30″N 87°44′35″W / 42.07500°N 87.74306°W / 42.07500; -87.74306
Type private
Motto Inspiring Global Leadership
Denomination Roman Catholic
Established September 1958 (1958-09)
Founder Adrian Dominican Sisters
Oversight Archdiocese of Chicago
President Elizabeth Pattara
Principal Meg Bigane
Grades 912
Gender all-female
Average class size 17
Student to teacher ratio 10:1
Campus type suburban
Color(s) Black ,White, and Blue         
Athletics conference Girls Catholic Athletic Conference
Mascot Gina the Panther
Team name Panthers
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Newspaper Crown
Yearbook The Star
Affiliation Adrian Dominican Sisters

Regina Dominican, a college preparatory Catholic school for women, sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters.


Cardinal Samuel Stritch requested that the Adrian Dominican Sisters established Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette. Their goal was to educate young women in the northern suburbs. They thought long and hard as to chosen the name of their newly found high school but in the end, they named it in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Dominic, whom was the founder of the Order of Preachers. They proudly announced that the school was officially opened in September 1958. Their 64 sophomores and 200 freshmen were the first students ever to set foot in the classrooms and experience the brand new school first hand. Regina became a very popular school and soon was a school of over 9,000 young women throughout the years.

Sister Mary Kevin Campbell, was the women who was put in charge. Once it was fully finished, she became the first principal of the new high school.


Regina Dominican is a member of the Dominican Association of Secondary Schools, and the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and complies with the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice. Accredited by AdvancEd and the Illinois State Board of Education, Regina Dominican is recognized by the United States Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and listed among the top 2% of the nation's schools.


The school has course offerings in Theology, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies and Technology.

Regina Dominican is the 2012 silver medal winner of the Edison Award in the category of living, working, and learning environments for its approach to education that prepares young women for global leadership.[2]


Regina Dominican has one of the largest all girls’ athletic program in the state. The school offers 13 competitive sports, and student athletes are part of the GCAC, and IHSA Conference. Interscholastic sport teams include:

Fall: Cheerleading, Cross Country, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball

Winter: Basketball, Bowling

Spring: Bass Fishing, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field

Athletic team achievements[edit]

Bass fishing[edit]

1 IHSA State Qualifiers


2 IHSA Final Fours

4 IHSA Super-Sectional Champions

11 IHSA Regional Champions

14 GCAC Championships

5 GCAC Tournament Championships

Cross country[edit]

2 IHSA State Qualifiers (Team)

4 IHSA Regional Champions (Team)

1 GCAC Championship (Team)

9 IHSA Individual State Qualifiers

2 IHSA Regional Individual Champion

4 GCAC Individual Champions


8 IHSA State Championships (Team)

5 State Titles in a row (IHSA Record)

14 State Finals Appearances

10 IHSA State Trophies

13 Top Ten Finishes in IHSA State Finals

11 IHSA Sectional Championships (Team)

11 IHSA Regional Championships (Team)

11 Inter-Suburban League Championships

1 Individual IHSA State Champion

12 Individual IHSA State Medalists

3 Individual IHSA State Qualifiers

2 Individual IHSA Regional Champions

5 Individual All Conference (GCAC)

1 Hole In One Member


2 GCAC Championships

4 IHSA Regional Championships


1 IHSA Regional Championship

8 GCAC Championships


2 IHSA State Qualifiers (Team)

8 GCAC Championships

1 (2-time) IHSA State Medalist (Singles)

7 IHSA State Qualifiers (Singles)

5 IHSA State Qualifiers (Doubles)

5 IHSA State Qualifiers (Doubles)

1 (4-time) GCAC Singles Champion

3 GCAC Doubles Champions

Track and field[edit]

1 IHSA Sectional Championship (Team)

1 IHSA Sectional Runner-Up (Team)

5 Individual IHSA All State Medalists

39 Individual IHSA State Qualifiers

22 Individual IHSA Sectional Champions

13 Individual Conference (GCAC) Champions


3 IHSA Sectional Championships

8 IHSA Regional Championships

7 GCAC Championships

8 IHSA Regional Championships

7 GCAC Championships


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