St A's School closing

Dear Friends:
As many of you know, Dr. Steven Cheeseman, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, issued a letter to parents and the St. Aloysius School community on March 28, announcing that St. Aloysius School will not reopen in the Fall.  

As Dr. Cheeseman’s letter indicates, the decision was made after serious deliberation and repeated attempts in recent years to increase enrollment in the school. Sadly, even in the face of great support and commitment from parents and generous donors, the enrollment continued to decline, and closure became inevitable.

I wish to acknowledge the sadness and disappointment felt by so many in the school community during this most difficult moment. For more than 65 years, St. Aloysius School has been a beacon of learning and faith for generations of families, and the loss is felt by many. However, at the same time, I wish to assure you that St. Aloysius students and faculty will find a place in nearby Catholic Schools, and that the Religious Education of our children and families remains a priority in the parish.

Our new building, when it is completed in Fall 2024, will house our Religious Education program which now serves 825 young people and is expected to serve over 1,000 in just a couple of years. And we are hopeful about adding a Pre-K program to meet a growing need in the community.

I would like to close with a special word of thanks to all of the parents and others who have supported St. Aloysius School, to Principal Adam Fielding for his spirited and capable leadership, to teachers and staff, to members of the Advisory Board for their hard work, to Father David Roman for his loving commitment to the school, and to all those who have supported Saint Aloysius School over the years. I am praying for you daily in thanksgiving for your generosity and for your consolation.

Finally, I ask that all remain hopeful. St. Aloysius is a dynamic, faithful, and generous parish that continually finds new ways to live the Gospel and share the Good News with others.  Likewise, the diocese remains committed to sustaining and growing Catholic education. Together we can joyfully pass on our faith to the next generation as we continually re-imagine ways to engage and accompany our families and the larger community in their journey with God and one another.

Yours in Christ,

- Msgr. Rob