14 Catholic Schools May Shut Their Doors

A final decision will be made next month

At least 14 Catholic elementary schools in Brooklyn and Queens could be closed or combined with other schools due to dropping enrollment, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn proposed Monday.

The move would mean that one of the nation’s largest Catholic dioceses would have shuttered nearly 40 percent of its grade schools in the past seven years because of plummeting enrollment.

More than 1,600 students would be affected by the possible closures and mergers. Schools targeted for closure include St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and Our Lady of Perpetual help in Brooklyn and St. Aloysius and Blessed Sacrament in Queens.

Diocesan officials say the proposed closings are only under review, and a final decision will not be made until February.

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