The Dominican Friars have exercised Parish ministry in this area since 1867. We were joined by our sisters in the 1880’s. Since then, primary and secondary education have formed part of the ministry here. As the hospital complex emerged along York Avenue, tending to the sick became the signature work of the Dominicans. Today, our Parish holds two Dominican churches, two Communities of Friars, two communities of Sisters, two high schools, and a hospital chaplaincy. It also contains an administrative center for the Order.
Dominican Friars Health Care Ministry of New York
The Dominican Friars Health Care Ministry of New York provides pastoral and sacramental care to patients and their families at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and Hospital for Special Surgery. The Health Care Ministry also recruits, trains, and directs Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion for the same institutions, provides formation for future health care ministers, and serves the local health care community through spiritual, ethical, and educational outreach.
St. Vincent Ferrer High School
151 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065
Sr. Gail Morgan, O.P., Principal
St. Vincent Ferrer High School was established in the tradition of St. Dominic, who strove to instill in others a lifetime commitment to study, community, prayer, and service. St. Vincent Ferrer High School is sponsored by the Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer, located at 65th Street and Lexington Avenue. The first school was built in 1884 and was staffed by the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs. Presently, the Dominican Sisters of Our Lady of the Springs administer and staff the school. The school was started to meet the educational needs of the immigrant population which was flooding into New York City. Today, it prepares young women from diverse backgrounds for college and a lifetime of learning. A challenging and supportive environment that cultivates intellectual, spiritual, and moral values is provided. Furthermore, we seek to empower our students to become responsible, independent, and principled members of the global community as well as effective witnesses of Christ’s love.
Dominican Academy High School
44 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
Sr. Margaret Ormond, O.P., President
Dominican Academy has been educating young women intellectually, emotionally, socially, and spiritually since 1897. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side on 68th Street between Park and Madison Avenues, Dominican Academy (DA) consistently ranks among New York City’s best high schools. Operated by the Dominican Sisters of Peace and lay staff, DA unites academic excellence and an all-honors curriculum with an intimate, family-like atmosphere. DA challenges and empowers young women to be local and global leaders in the 21st century.