St. Joseph School in Kingston, which has experienced a decline in enrollment in recent years, will close at the end of the current school year and become part of the Kingston Catholic school community, the archdiocesan superintendent of schools has announced.
“We understand that this is a transition for our families, especially considering St. Joseph’s many years of academic achievement and dedication to its students,” Dr. Timothy McNiff said in a statement June 1.
He said his office will work closely with families to help them transfer to another Catholic school, namely nearby Kingston Catholic. The distance between the two schools is about 2 miles.
St. Joseph’s School was founded in 1912. Current enrollment is 146, a decrease of 25 students from last year, and 78 less than the year before that. Five years ago, it was 156; enrollment grew to 202 in 2012-2013, and to 244 in 2013-2014.