Saint Patrick's Old Cathedral School to Close

By Mariel Smith
|  Thursday, Feb 4, 2010  |  Updated 12:30 PM EDT
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Saint Patrick's Old Cathedral School to Close

St. Patrick's Cathedral, Norwich

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New York City's Catholic schools are continuing to downsize with the latest announcement by the Archdiocese of New York of the merger of two schools and closure of another one in June.

Starting in September 2010, the Saint James School, located on Saint James Place and the Saint Joseph School on Monroe Street will combine and be known as the Saint Joseph School.

"The decision to merge Saint James and Saint Joseph was made after careful consideration of how to best use our resources to ensure that our schools are fully enrolled and fully supported on all levels," said the Archdiocese of New York.

Saint James currently has 213 students enrolled, in pre-K to eighth grade, while Saint Joseph has 187 students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

The Archdiocese also plans to close the Saint Patrick's Old Cathedral School, located on Mott Street, in June. Parents of the current 129 students in pre-k through eighth grade will have have the option of  enrolling their children at the Immaculate Conception School, St. Brigid School, or Our Lady of Sorrows School.

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