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Archdiocese Releases List of Schools at Risk for Closure

The schools were selected by committees that looked at enrollment and demographics of the school community



    Catholic Schools on the Chopping Block

    Parents across our area are learning that their kids' schools may not exist in a matter of months. More than two dozen schools run by the New York Archdiocese have been put on notice. News 4's Ida Siegal has the story. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012)

    The Archdiocese of New York has released their final list of schools at-risk for closure in June 2013. 

    The schools, located in Manhattan and the Bronx as well as Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Ulster, Orange and Sullivan counties, were selected by local boards of three pilot regions within the diocese. Both clergy and lay people are included on these boards.
    The boards, along with reconfiguration committees, examined data -- including enrollment and local demographics -- that ensures the decision to close these schools will result in financially healthy schools, according to a press release.
    "The long-term goal of regionalization is to maintain sustainable, excellent local school options for families wishing a Catholic education," the press release said.
    The list of "at-risk" schools is included below.
    Holy Spirit
    Holy Cross
    Our Lady of Angels
    Holy Name of Jesus
    Our Lady of Mercy
    St. Gregory the Great
    St. Jerome
    St. James-St. Joseph
    Blessed Sacrament
    St. Jude
    St. Anthony
    St. Mary
    St. Mary Star of the Sea
    Holy Name of Jesus, Valhalla
    Regina Coeli, Hyde Park
    Our Lady of Fatima, Scarsdale
    St. Joseph, Millbrook
    St. Casimir, Yonkers
    Our Lady of Assumption, Peekskill
    St. Theresa, Briarcliff Manor
    St. Augustine, New City
    Sacred Heart, Newburgh
    St. Peter, Haverstraw
    St. Joseph, Kingston
    St. Mary of the Snow, Saugerties