Re: St. Anthony's High School is Closing
Posted by mle267 on 2017/4/6 11:03:26
One reason why Catholic schools flourished in decades past is that a Catholic education was deemed to be of upmost importance by families. As a child in Hoboken, there were several Catholic elementary schools. As the community changed, families moved away, and schools began closing. The Catholic schools that served the Irish, Italian and Polish communities of decades past in JC are not staying open for a number of reasons, including the changing of the population of JC. As families from non-Catholic backgrounds move in, the need to enroll their kids in the schools dwindles.
There is no cookie-cutter reason why schools close- there are so many factors. I agree that St. Anthony's will be missed and no one can question the integrity and dedication of Coach Hurley. What a shame that the school was not able to be saved.
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