Sponsored and Legacy Institutions

Sisters and Partners in Mission at the 2019 GatheringFor more than a century, the Adrian Dominican Sisters have established numerous institutions in the United States and some overseas to further its Mission. The Congregation continues to sponsor the following schools and literacy centers where lay women and men work as Partners in Mission with Sisters. In addition, two hospitals and two schools founded by Adrian Dominican Sisters continue to carry forward the legacy of the Sisters, although they are no longer directly sponsored by the Congregation.

Photo above is from a meeting of the representatives of our Sponsored Institutions in 2019.

Sponsored Schools

Barry University offers its diverse student population an affordable education that combines hands-on training and a broad arts and sciences curriculum with the warmth of the Miami Shores area and a strong Dominican tradition.

Siena Heights University enrolls a diverse community of traditional-age and working adult students. The University is headquartered in Adrian, with degree completion centers at seven sites in Michigan, as well as an award-winning online program. 

Sponsored Literacy Centers

The Dominican Rea Literacy Corporation serves as the umbrella for seven literacy centers sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters to offer free tutoring and other services to adult learners. The centers offer an adult basic literacy program for native English speakers, as well as English as a Second Language program. 

Adrian Rea Literacy Center - Adrian, Michigan
All Saints Literacy Center - Detroit, Michigan
Aquinas Literacy Center - Chicago, Illinois
DePorres Place - West Palm Beach, Florida
Dominican Literacy Center - Detroit, Michigan
N.E.W. Life Literacy Center - Flint, Michigan
Siena Literacy Center - Detroit, Michigan 

Legacy Institutions

Dominican Veritas Logo with black and white shield and orange flameOn September 1, 2023, the Adrian Dominican Sisters transferred sponsorship of Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette, Illinois, and Rosarian Academy in West Palm Beach, Florida, to Dominican Veritas Ministries, a public juridic person formed by five U.S. Dominican congregations of women religious with the aim to ensure the Catholic and Dominican identity of the schools long into the future. The Adrian Dominican Congregation continues to participate in Dominican Veritas Ministries as a member of its Board of Trustees.

Regina Dominican, a college preparatory high school in Wilmette, Illinois, offers young women excellence in Catholic education. The school fosters peace, truth, and justice within its community and challenges each student to develop leadership for life. 

Rosarian AcademyRosarian Academy, based in West Palm Beach, Florida, offers pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade students a strong foundational education, with emphasis on leadership development and awareness of the world’s needs.


Adrian Dominican Sisters on February 1, 2019, transferred sponsorship of Dominican Hospital and St. Rose Dominican Hospitals to the Catholic Health Care Federation (a public juridic person). The Congregation is now a “Participating Member” of CommonSpirit Health, which provides the Congregation with an advisory role in the new health system.

Dominican Hospital
is a nonprofit, full-service hospital that continuously strives to improve the health of the people in the Santa Cruz, California, community. Essential to this mission are the core values of dignity, collaboration, justice, excellence, and stewardship. 

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals is the only not-for-profit, religiously sponsored hospital system in the Henderson-Las Vegas community. Guided by the vision and values of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, St. Rose serves the community at three campuses: Rose de Lima and Siena in Henderson and San Martin in Las Vegas. 

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