Students and parents are scrambling following confirmed reports that seven schools from across New York State will close for good in a few days. Some have been open for over 100 years.

This week, Hudson Valley Post learned of five more schools that will close for good at the end of this school year. This is on top of two closings we recently reported on.

5 Schools In Hudson Valley, Upstate New York, NYC To Close

The following schools announced closures this week, including one from the Hudson Valley

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"Careful deliberation, research, and analysis went into the final determination of which schools would not reopen. Unfortunately, shifting demographics and lower enrollment have significantly impacted the ability for these schools to continue operation," the Office of the Superintendent of Schools of the Archdiocese of New York stated about the closings of schools in Tarrytown and the Bronx.

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Affected families will be welcomed in neighboring Catholic schools, officials note.

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The decision to close schools in Brooklyn and Queens were "based on unsustainable trends in enrollment and finances over the last five years," according to the Diocese of Brooklyn’s Office of the Superintendent.

“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,” Deacon Kevin McCormack, Superintendent of Schools, said.

All schools will close for good at the end of the 2023-2024 school year.

Saint Rose College In Albany, New York Is Closing

Hudson Valley Post previously reported Saint Rose College, a 100-year-old college in Upstate New York, is closing its doors for good.

Nearly 1,000 Upstate New York educators will be looking for work.

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Wells College In Cayuga County To Close


Wells College also recently announced closing news. College officials determined that they "do not have the financial resources to continue."

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Upstate NY Bids Farewell to 3 Small Colleges: Wells, Saint Rose, and Cazenovia. Why?

Over the last 12 months the Upstate New York region has said a sad farewell to three small colleges: Wells College (Aurora, NY), College of Saint Rose (Albany), and Cazenovia College (Cazenovia). Why did they close and what will happen to these campuses? This gallery gives a biographical sketch of each of these three colleges. All of them have been around for a very long time: College of Saint Rose (125 years), Wells College (156 years), and Cazenovia College (200 years!), and their leaving will have a significant impact on their longtime host communities.

And each deserves to be remembered......

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio