St. Dominic School, currently a Pre-K through 8 Catholic elementary school, was founded in 1934 and was staffed by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1934 through 2003.
Initially the school began as a 1-8 school with all eight grades housed in four classrooms. The school opened with an enrollment of 93 students. As time progressed and the population of Delhi Hills grew additions were made to the school in 1939, 1942, 1958, 1962 and 1964. At one time the late 1960’s the enrollment was at 1160 students.
With the advent of the Auxiliary Services Program through the State of Ohio, St. Dominic School was able to add staff to meet the needs of a wide variety of students. Today, in addition to the regular classroom teachers and the Specials Teachers of Advanced Math, Art, Computers, Music and Physical Education, St. Dominic School has the services of a School Psychologist, Speech/Language Therapist, Title I Reading Teacher, an Enrichment Specialist, a Learning Disabilities Tutor, a Reading/Math Tutor and a School Nurse.
When the school was started in 1934 about one-half of the land comprising St. Dominic Parish and School was of an urban/suburban setting and the other half was rural/agrarian oriented. Today the rural/agrarian areas have been replaced with a very suburban lifestyle.
During the decade of the 1990s, St. Dominic school added a Kindergarten. The United States Department of Education selected St. Dominic School as one of 50 non-public schools across the United States to receive the most prestigious Blue Ribbon of Excellence Award for 2008. In 2010, a preschool was established.
St. Dominic School from its inception was and continues to be a very vital ministry of St. Dominic Parish and the Delhi community at large.