NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- In a letter to parents sent today, the New York Archdiocese has announced plans to shutter Holy Name of Jesus School in New Rochelle at the end of the current term. The school will be relocated to Holy Family Parish, also in New Rochelle, in September 2018 and take the name of the parish as Holy Family School.
Holy Name is both a victim of its own success and collateral damage from the ceiling collapse at Daniel Webster Elementary School.
“While the growth of our Catholic school population is certainly a cause for celebration,” said Superintendent of Schools Timothy J. McNiff. “It has also created various logistical challenges at our current HJNS complex.”
McNiff went on to say the move will allow the Archdiocese to “take advantage of this newly renovated facility.”
The old Holy Family School closed in 2005. The school was renovated by the City School District of New Rochelle after a ceiling collapse at the Webster School in the summer 2014. The District spent millions of dollars to relocate Webster School to Holy Family for four months including large sums to make the building compliant with New York State Education Department building codes.
The Archdiocese will hold an Open House/Town Hall Meeting at Holy Family on March 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.