32 Catholic schools in NY targeted for closure

November 10, 2010 7:35:46 AM PST
The Archdiocese of New York has released a list of 32 struggling Catholic schools that could be forced to close under a plan that would strip them of financial subsidies.

The list of "at-risk" schools released Tuesday, includes 15 schools in New York City and 17 schools in Westchester and upstate counties. All but one are elementary schools.

The Archdiocese says the schools, which contain 4,561 students, have seen a decline in enrollment of 34 percent over the past five years.

Under the plan, principals and pastors at the "at-risk" schools will be allowed to argue that their schools should continue receiving subsidies. Archbishop Timothy Dolan will then make a final decision in January, 2011.

In the last five years, the archdiocese has closed or merged nearly two dozen schools.



Saint Joseph of the Holy Family
All Saints
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Our Lady of Sorrows
Good Shepherd


Saint Augustine
Saint John Vianney
Saint Martin of Tours
Saint Dominic
Saint Anthony-Saint Frances
Saint Pius V Girls High School

Staten Island:

Saint Margaret Mary
Saint Sylvester
Saint Roch
Saint Mary


Saint Anthony ofPadua,West Harrison
Christ the King,Yonkers
Saint Mary, Yonkers
Saint Johnthe Evangelist, Mahopac
SacredHeartSchoolfor the Arts,Mount Vernon
Saints Peter andPaul,MountVernon
Holy Name of Jesus,Valhalla

UpperCounties (Dutchess,Ulster,Rockland, Sullivan,Orange):

Saint ThomasofCanterbury,Cornwall-on-Hudson
SaintJoseph, NewWindsor
Saint Peter,Poughkeepsie
SaintJoseph, Middletown
Saint Joseph, Kingston
Saint Augustine,Highland