Important Announcement Concerning Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York

On July 9, 2020, the Office of the Superintendent of Schools of the Archdiocese of New York announced, with great sadness, that the 20 Catholic schools listed below will be unable to reopen for the 2020-21 school year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that a further 3 schools in the Ulster/Sullivan/Orange Region will merge (click here to read our Press Release in English or in Spanish).

All students will have the opportunity to continue their Catholic education at another Catholic school in the Archdiocese of New York. We encourage parents to contact their Regional Director of Enrollment at your earliest convenience to see how your child can continue receiving an excellent faith-based education.

The following Catholic schools will not reopen for the 2020-21 school year; click on the name of your school’s Region listed next to the small black tabs below to find out what to do next.

  • Central Westchester: Holy Family School, New Rochelle, Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Pelham Manor, St. Ann School, Yonkers, and St. Paul the Apostle School, Yonkers
  • Dutchess: St. Peter’s School, Poughkeepsie
  • Manhattan: Corpus Christi School and Our Lady of Pompeii School
  • Northern Westchester/Putnam: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, Shrub Oak and St. Patrick’s School, Bedford
  • Northeast/East Bronx: Nativity of Our Blessed Lady School, Our Lady of the Assumption School, and Sts. Philip & James School
  • Northwest/South Bronx: St. John School (Kingsbridge), St. Luke School, and St. Thomas Aquinas School
  • Rockland: Sacred Heart School, Suffern
  • Staten Island: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel/St. Benedicta School, St. Joseph-St. Thomas School, and Sts. Peter-Paul School
  • Ulster/Sullivan/Orange: Divine Mercy School (New Windsor)

The following schools will merge for this coming school year; click on the name of your school’s Region listed next to the small black squares below to find out what to do next.

  • Ulster/Sullivan/Orange: Sacred Heart School (Monroe) and St. Stephen/St. Edward School (Warwick) will be merging to the St. John School (Goshen) campus.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

The following Catholic schools in Central Westchester Region will not reopen next year:

  • Holy Family School, New Rochelle
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Pelham Manor
  • St. Ann School, Yonkers
  • St. Paul the Apostle School, Yonkers

What to Do Now

  1. Contact our Director of Enrollment for Central Westchester.

Mrs. Patricia Macias will work to help you and your child(ren) transition to another Catholic school for the 2020-2021 school year.

You can reach Mrs. Macias by emailing her at: Patricia.Macias@archny.org, by phone at (347) 899-6063 or by calling our bi-lingual parent helpline at (646) 794-2885 between 9:00 and 5:00 pm Monday-Thursday, and 9:00 and 1:00 pm on Friday.

  1. Learn more about the schools you are considering:
    • Click here to find alternative Catholic schools in Central Westchester.
    • Contact your Director of Enrollment, who will help you review alternative schools and select the one that best fits your needs.
    • Mrs. Macias will also help arrange a call or virtual tour with the Principal of any school(s) you may be considering, to ensure that you have all the necessary information to make an informed choice for your family.
    • Check this page often for new or updated information.
  1. Apply to the school where you want to send your children.

Once you have selected a school, simply visit www.ApplyCatholicSchoolsNY.org and submit your application.

All students will be guaranteed a seat in a Catholic school within the Archdiocese of New York. Families are required to submit a new application and register at the new school for the 2020-2021 school year to hold a seat for their child(ren) at the new school.

The Archdiocese will make every effort to minimize the financial impact to your family as a result of the transfer to a new school.

      • Eligible families will have a chance to apply for financial assistance as part of their application to a new participating school. If your child(ren) are receiving a scholarship or financial assistance for the 2020-2021 school year, this will carry over to a participating Regional school.
      • In December 2020, the Archdiocese of New York will issue a registration fee credit to the SMART Account set up at participating Regional schools for each child transferring in from the closing school.

The following Catholic school in the Dutchess Region will not reopen next year:

  • St. Peter’s School, Poughkeepsie

What to Do Now

  1. Contact our Director of Enrollment for the Dutchess Region.

Mrs. Patricia Ryan will work to help you and your child(ren) transition to another Catholic school for the 2020-2021 school year.

You can reach Mrs. Ryan by emailing her at: Patricia.Ryan@archny.org or by calling (347) 733-5121. If you require bilingual assistance, please call our bi-lingual parent helpline at (646) 794-2885 between 9:00 and 5:00 pm Monday-Thursday, and 9:00 and 1:00 pm on Friday.

  1. Learn more about the schools you are considering:
    • Click here to find alternative Catholic schools in the Dutchess Region.
    • Contact your Director of Enrollment, who will help you review alternative schools and select the one that best fits your needs.
    • Mrs. Ryan will also help arrange a call or virtual tour with the Principal of any school(s) you may be considering, to ensure that you have all the necessary information to make an informed choice for your family.
    • Check this page often for new or updated information.
  1. Apply to the school where you want to send your children.

Once you have selected a school, simply visit www.ApplyCatholicSchoolsNY.org and submit your application. You will not be required to create a new TADS login.

All students will be guaranteed a seat in a Catholic school within the Archdiocese of New York. Families are required to submit a new application and register at the new school for the 2020-2021 school year to hold a seat for their child(ren) at the new school.

The Archdiocese will make every effort to minimize the financial impact to your family as a result of the transfer to a new school.

    • Eligible families will have a chance to apply for financial assistance as part of their application to a new participating school. If your child(ren) are receiving a scholarship or financial assistance for the 2020-2021 school year, this will carry over to a participating Regional school.
    • In December 2020, the Archdiocese of New York will issue a registration fee credit to the SMART Account set up at participating Regional schools for each child transferring in from the closing school.

The following Catholic schools in the Manhattan Region will not reopen next year:

What to Do Now

  1. Contact our Director of Enrollment for the Manhattan Region.

Mrs. Jennifer Bachmann and her colleagues will work to help you and your child(ren) transition to another Catholic school for the 2020-2021 school year.

You can reach Mrs. Bachmann or arrange a convenient time for a phone appointment by contacting her at: Jennifer.Bachmann@archny.org, or (347) 835-7691, or by calling our bi-lingual parent helpline at (646) 794-2885 between 9:00 and 5:00 pm Monday-Thursday, and 9:00 and 1:00 pm on Friday.

  1. Attend a Virtual Information Session, led by your principal, regional superintendent and director of enrollment, to discuss next steps, followed by a Q&A. Notifications of the time and date will be forthcoming, so please check this web page often for updates and changes to the schedule.
  2. Learn more about the schools you are considering:

Click here to find alternative Catholic schools in the Manhattan Region.

  1. Apply to the school where you want to send your children.

Once you have selected a school, simply visit www.ApplyCatholicSchoolsNY.org and submit your application.

All students will be guaranteed a seat in a Catholic school within the Archdiocese of New York. Families are required to submit a new application and register at the new school for the 2020-2021 school year to hold a seat for their child(ren) at the new school.

The Archdiocese will make every effort to minimize the financial impact to your family as a result of the transfer to a new school.

    • Eligible families will have a chance to apply for financial assistance as part of their application to a new participating school. If your child(ren) are receiving a scholarship or financial assistance for the 2020-2021 school year, this will carry over to a participating Regional school.
    • In December 2020, the Archdiocese of New York will issue a registration fee credit to the SMART Account set up at participating Regional schools for each child transferring in from the closing school.

The following Catholic schools in the Northern Westchester/Putnam Region will not reopen next year:

  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, Shrub Oak
  • St. Patrick’s School, Bedford

What to Do Now

  1. Contact our Director of Enrollment for the Northern Westchester/Putnam Region.

Mrs. Patricia Ryan will work to help you and your child(ren) transition to another Catholic school for the 2020-2021 school year.

You can reach Mrs. Ryan by emailing her at: Patricia.Ryan@archny.org or by calling (347) 733-5121. If you require bilingual assistance, please call our bi-lingual parent helpline at (646) 794-2885 between 9:00 and 5:00 pm Monday-Thursday, and 9:00 and 1:00 pm on Friday.

  1. Learn more about the schools you are considering:
    • Click here to find alternative Catholic schools in the Northern Westchester/Putnam Region.
    • Contact your Director of Enrollment, who will help you review alternative schools and select the one that best fits your needs. Mrs. Ryan will also help arrange a call or virtual tour with the Principal of any school(s) you may be considering, to ensure that you have all the necessary information to make an informed choice for your family.
    • Attend a PARENT INFORMATION SESSION: a number of schools will be hosting online and/or phone-based parent information meetings. We will continue to post the final meeting schedule on this web page as soon as it becomes available.
    • St. Columbanus School Open Houses: Monday, July 20 from 9am to 12noon and Wednesday, July 22 from 9am to 12noon. For Grades Pre-K3 through 8. Call (914) 739-1200 to reserve.  Masks are required for all those over the age of 4.
    • St. Patrick’s School Yorktown Heights would like to invite all interested students and their families to tour the campus on: Friday July 10, from 9:00 am – 1:30 pm, Monday July 13, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Tuesday, July 14, from 9:00 – 11:30 am, and Wednesday July 15, from 8:00 – 11:30 am. Please call the school office at (914) 962-2211 to schedule a touring time. Masks are required for all those over the age of 4.
    • Please check back here often for updates and changes to the schedule.
  1. Apply to the school where you want to send your children.

Once you have selected a school, simply visit www.ApplyCatholicSchoolsNY.org and submit your application. You will not be required to create a new TADS login.

All students will be guaranteed a seat in a Catholic school within the Archdiocese of New York. Families are required to submit a new application and register at the new school for the 2020-2021 school year to hold a seat for their child(ren) at the new school.

The Archdiocese will make every effort to minimize the financial impact to your family as a result of the transfer to a new school.

    • Eligible families will have a chance to apply for financial assistance as part of their application to a new participating school. If your child(ren) are receiving a scholarship or financial assistance for the 2020-2021 school year, this will carry over to a participating Regional school.
    • In December 2020, the Archdiocese of New York will issue a registration fee credit to the SMART Account set up at participating Regional schools for each child transferring in from the closing school.

The following Catholic schools in the Northeast/East Bronx Region will not reopen next year:

  • Nativity of Our Blessed Lady School
  • Our Lady of the Assumption School
  • Sts. Philip & James School

What to Do Now

  1. Contact our Director of Enrollment for the Northeast/East Bronx Region.

Mr. Anthony Ferraro and his colleagues will work to help you and your child(ren) transition to another Catholic school for the 2020-2021 school year.

You can reach Mr. Ferraro or arrange a convenient time for a phone call or in-person appointment by emailing him at: Anthony.Ferraro@archny.org, or by calling our bi-lingual parent helpline at (646) 794-2885 between 9:00 and 5:00 pm Monday-Thursday, and 9:00 and 1:00 pm on Friday.

  1. Learn more about the schools you are considering:
    • Click here to find alternative Catholic schools in Northeast/East Bronx.
    • Contact your Director of Enrollment, who will help you review alternative schools and select the one that best fits your needs.
    • Mr. Ferraro will also help arrange a call or virtual tour with the Principal of any school(s) you may be considering, to ensure that you have all the necessary information to make an informed choice for your family.
    • Check this page often for new or updated information.
  1. Apply to the school where you want to send your children.

Once you have selected a school, simply visit www.ApplyCatholicSchoolsNY.org and submit your application.

All students will be guaranteed a seat in a Catholic school within the Archdiocese of New York. Families are required to submit a new application and register at the new school for the 2020-2021 school year to hold a seat for their child(ren) at the new school.

The Archdiocese will make every effort to minimize the financial impact to your family as a result of the transfer to a new school.

    • Eligible families will have a chance to apply for financial assistance as part of their application to a new participating school. If your child(ren) are receiving a scholarship or financial assistance for the 2020-2021 school year, this will carry over to a participating Regional school.
    • In December 2020, the Archdiocese of New York will issue a registration fee credit to the SMART Account set up at participating Regional schools for each child transferring in from the closing school.

The following Catholic schools in the Northwest/South Bronx Region will not reopen next year:

  • St. John School (Kingsbridge)
  • St. Luke School
  • St. Thomas Aquinas School

What to Do Now

  1. Contact our Director of Enrollment for the Northwest/South Bronx Region.

Ms. Leslie Guerrero and her colleagues will work to help you and your child(ren) transition to another Catholic school for the 2020-2021 school year.

You can reach Ms. Guerrero or arrange a convenient time for a phone call or in-person appointment by emailing her at: Leslie.Guerrero@archny.org, or by calling our bi-lingual parent helpline at (646) 794-2885 between 9:00 and 5:00 pm Monday-Thursday, and 9:00 and 1:00 pm on Friday.

  1. Learn more about the schools you are considering:
    • Click here to find alternative Catholic schools in Northwest/South Bronx.
    • Contact your Director of Enrollment, who will help you review alternative schools and select the one that best fits your needs.
    • Ms. Guerrero will also help arrange a call or virtual tour with the Principal of any school(s) you may be considering, to ensure that you have all the necessary information to make an informed choice for your family.
    • Check this page often for new or updated information.
  1. Apply to the school where you want to send your children.

Once you have selected a school, simply visit www.ApplyCatholicSchoolsNY.org and submit your application.

All students will be guaranteed a seat in a Catholic school within the Archdiocese of New York. Families are required to submit a new application and register at the new school for the 2020-2021 school year to hold a seat for their child(ren) at the new school.

The Archdiocese will make every effort to minimize the financial impact to your family as a result of the transfer to a new school.

    • Eligible families will have a chance to apply for financial assistance as part of their application to a new participating school. If your child(ren) are receiving a scholarship or financial assistance for the 2020-2021 school year, this will carry over to a participating Regional school.
    • In December 2020, the Archdiocese of New York will issue a registration fee credit to the SMART Account set up at participating Regional schools for each child transferring in from the closing school.

The following Catholic schools in the Rockland Region will not reopen next year:

  • Sacred Heart School, Suffern

What to Do Now

  1. Contact our Director of Enrollment for the Rockland Region.

Mrs. Kelli DeRocha will work to help you and your child(ren) transition to another Catholic school for the 2020-2021 school year.

You can reach Mrs. DeRocha by emailing her at: Kelli.DeRocha@archny.org, or by calling our bi-lingual parent helpline at (646) 794-2885 between 9:00 and 5:00 pm Monday-Thursday, and 9:00 and 1:00 pm on Friday.

  1. Learn more about the schools you are considering:
  1. Apply to the school where you want to send your children.

Once you have selected a school, simply visit www.ApplyCatholicSchoolsNY.org and submit your application.

All students will be guaranteed a seat in a Catholic school within the Archdiocese of New York. Families will be required to submit a new application and register at the new school for the 2020-2021 school year to hold a seat for their child(ren) at the new school.

The Archdiocese will make every effort to minimize the financial impact to your family as a result of the transfer to a new school.

    • Eligible families will have a chance to apply for financial assistance as part of their application to a new participating school. If your child(ren) are receiving a scholarship or financial assistance for the 2020-2021 school year, this will carry over to a participating Regional school.
    • In December 2020, the Archdiocese of New York will issue a registration fee credit to the SMART Account set up at participating Regional schools for each child transferring in from the closing school.

The following Catholic schools in Staten Island will not reopen next year:

  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel/St. Benedicta School
  • St. Joseph-St. Thomas School
  • Sts. Peter-Paul School

What to Do Now

  1. Contact our Director of Enrollment for Staten Island.

Mrs. Diana Gatto and her colleagues will work to help you and your child(ren) transition to another Catholic school for the 2020-2021 school year.

You can reach Mrs. Gatto by calling or texting her at: (646) 995-9327, or by email at: Diana.Gatto@archny.org. You can also call our bi-lingual parent helpline at (646) 794-2885 between 9:00 and 5:00 pm Monday-Thursday, and 9:00 and 1:00 pm on Friday.

  1. Learn more about the schools you are considering:
    • Click here to find alternative Catholic schools in Staten Island.
    • Attend a PARENT INFORMATION SESSION: a number of Staten Island schools will be hosting online and/or phone-based parent information meetings. We will continue to post the final meeting schedule on this web page as soon as it becomes available. Please check back here often for updates and changes to the schedule.
    • Sacred Heart School will be offering Tours for families, 301 North Burgher Ave. Reservations are required. Please call or text Diana Gatto at (646) 995-9327 to schedule your tour and receive additional instructions. Tours will be available on the following mornings: Tuesday, July 14th, Wednesday, July 15th, Thursday, July 16th
  1. Apply to the school where you want to send your children.

Once you have selected a school, simply visit www.ApplyCatholicSchoolsNY.org and submit your application.

All students will be guaranteed a seat in a Catholic school within the Archdiocese of New York. Families will be required to submit a new application and register at the new school for the 2020-2021 school year to hold a seat for their child(ren) at the new school.

The Archdiocese will make every effort to minimize the financial impact to your family as a result of the transfer to a new school.

    • Eligible families will have a chance to apply for financial assistance as part of their application to a new participating school. If your child(ren) are receiving a scholarship or financial assistance for the 2020-2021 school year, this will carry over to a participating Regional school.
    • In December 2020, the Archdiocese of New York will issue a registration fee credit to the SMART Account set up at participating Regional schools for each child transferring in from the closing school.

The following Catholic schools in the Ulster/Sullivan/Orange Region will be merged into one school for the 2020-21 school year:

  • Sacred Heart School (Monroe) and St. Stephen/St. Edward School (Warwick) will be merging to the St. John School (Goshen) campus.
  • These schools will welcome students in Grades Pre-K 3 through 8 at the St. John School (Goshen) campus. If you have re-enrolled for the 2020/2021 school year, there is nothing further you need to do. If you have not re-enrolled yet, you must complete your enrollment in TADS.

The following Catholic school in the Ulster/Sullivan/Orange Region will not reopen next year:

  • Divine Mercy School (New Windsor)

What to Do Now

  1. Contact our Director of Enrollment for Your School:

Mrs. Kelli DeRocha will work to help you and your child(ren) transition to another Catholic school for the 2020-2021 school year.

You can reach Mrs. DeRocha by emailing her at: Kelli.DeRocha@archny.org, or by calling our bi-lingual parent helpline at (646) 794-2885 between 9:00 and 5:00 pm Monday-Thursday, and 9:00 and 1:00 pm on Friday.

  1. Learn more about the schools you are considering:
    • Click here to find alternative Catholic schools in the Ulster/Sullivan/Orange Region.
    • Click here to view a full list of schools for any Region or zip code across the Archdiocese of New York.
    • Contact your Director of Enrollment, who will help you review alternative schools and select the one that best fits your needs.
    • Mrs. DeRocha will also help arrange a call or virtual tour with the Principal of any school(s) you may be considering, to ensure that you have all the necessary information to make an informed choice for your family.
    • Check this page often for new or updated information.
  1. Apply to the school where you want to send your children.

Once you have selected a school, simply visit www.ApplyCatholicSchoolsNY.org and submit your application.

All students will be guaranteed a seat in a Catholic school within the Archdiocese of New York.

    • Families whose schools are not reopening are required to submit a new application and register at the new school for the 2020-2021 school year to hold a seat for their child(ren) at the new school.
    • Families whose school are merging and who have already re-enrolled at their current school do not have to do anything.

The Archdiocese will make every effort to minimize the financial impact to your family as a result of the transfer to a new school.

    • Eligible families will have a chance to apply for financial assistance as part of their application to a new participating school. If your child(ren) are receiving a scholarship or financial assistance for the 2020-2021 school year, this will carry over to a participating Regional school.
    • In December 2020, the Archdiocese of New York will issue a registration fee credit to the SMART Account set up at participating Regional schools for each child transferring in from the closing school.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why will my school not be reopening?

Much deliberation and analysis went into the final determination of which schools would not reopen. It is expected these changes will have the positive effect of ensuring the overall fiscal stability and strengthen the vitality of New York Catholic schools for decades to come. “The reality of these schools being lost is painful, and it was only accepted reluctantly after a detailed study was conducted of their respective fiscal standing in the wake of the coronavirus public health crisis,” said Superintendent of Schools Michael J. Deegan. “I have been a Catholic school educator for more than 40 years, and could never have imagined the grave impact this pandemic has had on our schools. If more assistance is not forthcoming in the longed for HEROES Act now before Congress, I am afraid even more might close.  This is a very sad day for everyone in the extended Catholic school community. I send my love and prayers to the families, teachers, principals and staff of the affected schools.”

  • 2. Will I have to re-apply to the new school?
    • Families whose schools are not reopening are required to submit a new application and register at the new school for the 2020-2021 school year to hold a seat for their child(ren) at the new school.
    • Families in Ulster/Sullivan/Orange Region whose schools are merging and who have already re-enrolled at their current school do not have to do anything further.
    • Once you have selected a school, simply visit www.ApplyCatholicSchoolsNY.org and submit your application. All students will be guaranteed a seat in a Catholic school within the Archdiocese of New York.

    3. Will I need to enroll at the new school?

    All students who have completed registration and enrolled at schools that are not reopening will be refunded their registration fees. This process has already been started and refunds will appear via your form of payment shortly.

    In order to complete enrollment at your new school, you will again have to register your child(ren) and pay the registration fee. This fee will be credited to your Smart account in time for your December bill.

    4. Will my tuition costs go up if the new school’s tuition is higher than at my current school?

    The Archdiocese will make every effort to minimize the financial impact to your family as a result of the transfer to a new school.

    • Eligible families will have a chance to apply for financial assistance as part of their application to a new participating school. If your child(ren) are receiving a scholarship or financial assistance for the 2020-2021 school year, this will carry over to a participating Regional school.
    • In December 2020, the Archdiocese of New York will issue a registration fee credit to the SMART Account set up at participating Regional schools for each child transferring in from the closing school.

    4. Who do I turn to for help?

    Your Regional Director of Enrollment will help you and your child(ren) transition to another Catholic school for the 2020-2021 school year. You can reach your Regional Director of Enrollment at the email address and/or phone number listed above, or by calling our bi-lingual parent helpline at (646) 794-2885 between 9:00 and 5:00 pm Monday-Thursday, and 9:00 and 1:00 pm on Friday.

    5. How do I learn more about other nearby schools that would meet my child’s needs?

    You can email your Regional Director of Enrollment at the email address and/or phone number listed above, or call our bi-lingual parent helpline at (646) 794-2885 between 9:00 and 5:00 pm Monday-Thursday, and 9:00 and 1:00 pm on Friday, to arrange a convenient time for a phone call, or to RSVP for any of the online information sessions at participating schools.

    In addition, click here to view a full list of schools for any zip code you enter on our School Finder page.

    We understand that these are extremely difficult times for many families. The Archdiocese of New York is committed to working with you as closely as possible to find the best possible placement for your child(ren) at a neighboring Catholic School.