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St. Matthias Catholic Academy in Ridgewood to Close at the End of the School Year

Diocese Brooklyn
May 04, 2024

St. Matthias Catholic Academy in Ridgewood to Close at the End of the School Year

The Diocese of Brooklyn’s Office of the Superintendent - Catholic School Support Services today announced three Catholic academies, two in Brooklyn and one in Queens, will permanently close at the end of this current school year. The decision to close each of these schools was based on unsustainable trends in enrollment and finances over the last five years.

The following Catholic academies will not reopen in September:

  • St. Matthias Catholic Academy in Ridgewood, Queens
  • Salve Regina Catholic Academy in East New York, Brooklyn
  • St. Catherine of Genoa ~ St. Therese of Lisieux in Flatbush, Brooklyn

“The difficult decisions to close these schools were reached after a thorough review of the pattern of student enrollment and the financial condition of each academy," said Deacon Kevin McCormack, Superintendent of Schools. “These three schools, in the midst of this most difficult time, will focus on celebrating their students and preparing them for the next chapter of their education.”

To help students and families affected by these closures transition to nearby Catholic academies, the Diocesan Schools Office has created the following informational website: https://catholicschoolsbq.org/schooltransitioninformation/

The website provides information regarding upcoming open houses at neighboring schools, information regarding transferring Futures in Education scholarship assistance, and provides contact information to answer questions and address concerns.

All activities and events will continue as planned through the end of this school year. The schools will officially close on August 31, 2024.