Frequently Asked Questions
What are the school hours?
8:00 a.m. Classes begin for preschool and prekindergarten
8:05 a.m. Classes begin for grades Kindergarten – 8th grade
2:30 p.m. Preschool and Prekindergarten school day ends
2:35 p.m. Kindergarten – 8th grade school day ends
Is before and after-school care available?
Yes. Our extended day program is called “Saint Watch”
Hours: 7:00 – 7:45 a.m. & 2:35 – 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Morning – $5 per student/per visit
Afternoon – $10 per student/per visit
Is bus service available?
Yes, for grades Kindergarten-8th grade residing in the Northfield School District.
Do students attend Mass?
Yes. Beginning in Kindergarten, students attend Mass every Wednesday at 8:20 a.m. Holy days are also observed.
Prekindergarten students attend Mass one time per month and Preschool attends Mass during Holy days and special occasions.
Do students have a dress code?
Yes. Students in Kindergarten-Grade 6 are required to follow our school dress code. Please review the Dress Code Policy for details. St. Dominic clothing can be purchased through our school office, Lands End, and Larson Printing.
Preschool and Prekindergarten students do not follow the dress code; however, we do request that their outfits are appropriate and adhere to broad guidelines listed in the Dress Code Policy.
Middle school students do not follow the dress code; however, we do require that their outfits are appropriate and adhere to the broad guidelines listed in the Dress Code Policy.
What extracurricular activities are available?
Girls Volleyball, Boys & Girls Basketball, and STEAM Club.
How do we learn about everything in our first year?
We are happy to pair you with a host family who will be your guide and provide answers about everything from the dress code to fundraisers to classroom activities. School staff is also available to answer your questions!
Can parents volunteer?
Yes! We do require our families to complete 10 hours of volunteering each year. There are numerous volunteer opportunities available! Click HERE for more information on volunteering.
What type of school communication should we expect?
Each Thursday, you will receive an email with our weekly newsletter. On Thursdays, you may also receive a folder from your youngest student with forms or sign-up sheets for upcoming events. Teachers periodically send newsletters and memos with classroom updates and activity information. The school website and Facebook page also provide reminders and updates.