20 schools in Archdiocese of New York will not reopen, 3 to merge in wake of COVID-19
The Office of the Superintendent of School of the Archdiocese of New York announced Thursday that 20 Catholic schools will not reopen in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
In addition to the closures, the superintendent says three schools will merge together.
“Children are always the most innocent victims of any crisis, and this COVID-19 pandemic is no exception,” said Timothy Cardinal Dolan Archbishop of New York.
The Archdiocese of New York says much deliberation and analysis went into the final determination of which schools would not reopen.
It is expected the decision will impact approximately 2,500 students and 350 staff.
The following Catholic schools will not reopen this fall:
Corpus Christi School, Manhattan
Divine Mercy School, New Windsor
Holy Family School, New Rochelle
Nativity of Our Blessed Lady School, Bronx
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-St. Benedicta School, Staten Island
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Pelham Manor
Our Lady of Pompeii School, Manhattan
Our Lady of the Assumption School, Bronx
Sacred Heart School, Suffern
St. Ann School, Yonkers
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, Shrub Oak
St. John’s School, Kingsbridge, Bronx
St. Joseph-St. Thomas School, Staten Island
St. Luke School, Bronx
St. Patrick School, Bedford
St. Paul School, Yonkers
St. Peter School, Poughkeepsie
Sts. Peter & Paul School, Staten Island
Sts. Philip & James School, Bronx
St. Thomas Aquinas School, Bronx
St. John School in Goshen will welcome school communities from Sacred Heart School in Monroe and St. Stephen-St. Edward School in Warwick to their campus.