Founded:
1963
Contact Title:
Principal
Contact Name:
Sue Kelley
Address:
4100 Columbus Rd.
Quincy, IL 62305
Phone Number:
(217) 224-0041
Fax Number:
(217) 224-0042
Email:
stdomnicschool@adams.net
Website:
www.stdominicquincy.org

Communities:
Quincy, IL
Categories:
Education, Faith Based Organizations

St. Dominic School

Mission:
St. Dominic School is a dedicated Catholic school community promoting spiritual growth and academic excellence, while challenging our students to lead and to serve.  We believe in the Catholic Christian formation and development of the whole person, We are committed to the pursuit of academic excellence and to the development of every facet of the child’s life: spiritual, moral, intellectual, cultural, social, emotional, and physical.
History:
St. Dominic School of St. Anthony of Padua Parish is a State Recognized Catholic school in Quincy, Illinois and the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois and presently serves students in preschool through 8th Grade. The school has been in existence since 1963 with the first 8th grade class graduating in 1968. The school originally served students in St. Francis Parish.  In 1977, the school became part of the newly formed St. Dominic Parish, serving students in the northeast part of Quincy and surrounding communities.  In 2005, the seven Quincy Catholic elementary schools reorganized and three schools were closed.  St. Dominic was chosen to be one of four Catholic elementary schools to serve the students in Quincy and Adams County. Preschool was added during the 2005-2006 school year. St. Dominic and St. Anthony Parishes merged in November 2006, with St. Dominic serving as the parish school.
Highlights:
St. Dominic School is staffed by certified and degreed teachers who are committed to Catholic education. At St. Dominic, we provide a learning atmosphere that is warm and loving. We hope that our students will gain knowledge and confidence in themselves as well as treat one another with concern and respect. St. Dominic School offers a quality education, development of the whole person, intellect, social and spiritual growth. Low class size, computer lab and computers in each room, all day kindergarten, music and P.E. are also offered. Many organizations and extracurricular activities are sponsored by the school. These include the P.T.O., Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, C.Y.O. sports program, Parochial Music Organization band and choir, and after school technology club (SWAT). St. Dominic School is recognized by the Franklin Covey organization as a Leader in Me School for our implementation of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People into our curriculum and for providing opportunities for our students to develop their full leadership potential.  We are very proud and honored to receive this recognition, and will continue to build our program in order to equip our students with the self confidence and skills they need for the 21st century.  St. Dominic School takes great pride in “developing leaders, one student at a time.” St. Dominic is advancing in technology.  We have a computer lab used by all PreK-8th grade students.  Each PreK-8th grade classroom has two computers that are networked to our lab.  We utilize SMART Boards in each K-8 classroom.  IPads are used in centers in the younger grades.  Grades 5-8 experience 1:1 computing during part of each school day, with the 5th grade class using Netbooks and the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade classes using iPads.  We are looking to increase our number of iPads to allow for each  6th, 7th, and 8th grade student to have an iPad for instruction during the entire school day in order to provide a total 1:1 learning experience and prepare them for Quincy Notre Dame.
Ways to Give:
St. Dominic School invites businesses or individuals to participate in our school’s M.A.G.I.C Match Program.  The M.A.G.I.C Match Program (Making A Generous Incentive Commitment) is a unique relationship between one of our classrooms or learning areas and a local business or individual.   The program provides opportunities for you or your business to make a positive impact in the lives of children. This partnership involves a financial commitment of up to $500 from you or your business to sponsor one of our classes for a full school year. The funds provided would be used during the school year to purchase educational materials for a classroom and/or provide “hands on” educational experiences such as field trips or special classroom activities.  These educational enhancements will provide our students with an opportunity to experience learning in ways they might otherwise miss due to budget constraints. An Annual Fund Drive takes place from January through June to raise funds to help meet our expenses and enable us to provide for educational and building needs. Financial gifts to our school for advanced technology and our ongoing educational needs are always appreciated.