Over the past several years, the administration and staff of the East Flatbush school have made consistent efforts to increase the enrollment while keeping costs as affordable as possible. Despite these best efforts, enrollment has not increased.
Catherine McAuley H.S., a small, Catholic, girls’ high school sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy Mid-Atlantic Community, will close at the end of this school year because of declining enrollment, changing demographics, rising costs, increasing deficits and the economic downswing.
The current enrollment is 155 students. The economic environment has caused many families to make alternative choices regarding high school education for their children.
As schools such as Catherine McAuley are tuition-driven, lower enrollments provide fewer resources to support the educational program.
The Sisters of Mercy and Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York, the boarding program at the school, will continue its partnership so the students can continue to benefit from a nurturing residential community on the McAuley campus while pursuing their secondary education at an area school.
For further details, call the school at 718-462-7282.