Starting with the next school year, Uptown parochial school St. Joseph’s will close and most of its students attend downtown Kingston Catholic, the Archdiocese announced Wednesday, May 31.
“Despite a rich tradition of academic excellence and a vibrant school community, St. Joseph has seen a decline in enrollment in recent years which has presented significant operational challenges to maintaining the school,” the archdiocese stated in a press release. “As such, St. Joseph School in Kingston will transition to become part of the Kingston Catholic school community at the end of the current school year. The Archdiocese will provide St. Joseph families with support to transition students to nearby Kingston Catholic or other local schools depending on their unique needs.”
“While the closure of St. Joseph is disappointing to us all, we are confident that this transition creates new potential to bring two stellar Catholic school communities closer together, thereby fostering an even stronger environment for our students’ spiritual and academic success,” stated Archdiocese Schools Superintendent Timothy McNiff in the release.