Remaining Hartford Catholic school set to close [along with others in the archdiocese]
[The spring(?)time of Vatican II comes to the Hartford archdiocesan school system]
Posted: Mar 11, 2016
Hartford, CT — The last Catholic school in Hartford is set to close.
St. Augustine School will be merging with St. Brigid in West Hartford.
School officials said the issue is with the St. Augustine building itself. It would cost more than $8 million to update.
It needs structural repairs, classroom maintenance and technological upgrades.
As a result, St. Augustine’s pastor reached out to the pastor of St. Brigid about merging.
Next year, the schools will form the St. Brigid-St. Augustine Partnership School in West Hartford.
St. Brigid has been updated and the merger will help fill it up, according to school officials.
Students in Hartford will still be able to ride the bus to West Hartford and tuition assistance will be made available to those relocating to the new school.
The school currently has 146 students, down from a peak of more than a thousand decades ago. Another Catholic school in Hartford closed in 2014.
This isn’t the first time a Catholic school announced a closing in the Greater Hartford Diocese.
St. Gabriel School in Milford and St. Anthony Elementary in Bristol are both scheduled to close due to declining enrollment.