School History

St. Dominic School is a Catholic elementary school in the Diocese of Joliet. The school doors first opened in 1966 and currently serves almost 200 students through a robust, Christ-centered program for 4 year-old Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade. Through the integration of quality education and experiences in Catholic worship and living, the faculty and staff of St. Dominic School strive to address all aspects of a student's growth and development.

With the active involvement of parents, who are primary educators of their children, St. Dominic School will achieve our distinctive purpose: to create a school community where human culture and knowledge, enlivened by faith, is shared in a family atmosphere among parents, priests, teachers, students, and the parish faith communities in a spirit of freedom and love.

In the beginning of the Catholic community in Bolingbrook, Illinois, St. Dominic Parish grew into two different locations. Later in 1981, one of the locations developed into St. Francis Parish. From this unique history of Catholicism in the Bolingbrook area, St. Dominic School serves both parishes of St. Dominic and St. Francis. We are grateful for the continual support for Catholic education by Father Franklin Duran (Pastor of St. Dominic), Father Herb Essig (Pastor of St. Francis), Father Andrew Buchanan (Parochial Vicar of St. Dominic), and Father Pat Murphy (Parochial Vicar of St. Francis).

St. Dominic School is also affiliated with the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia of Nashville, TN. Following the footsteps of St. Dominic, the sisters continue the work of evangelization of the Gospel through their teaching and service in schools. Currently, two sisters serve at St. Dominic, as a principal, and a second grade teacher.