All Saints Academy in Corning is closing due to what the Diocese of Rochester called a “significant and sudden” drop in enrollment, according to today’s announcement.
Families, teachers and staff were notified of the school’s closure on Thursday, August 18, just three weeks before the new academic year was supposed to begin.
The school had 33 students registered for the 2022-23 school year, reports WENY.
The school needs 102 students to balance its operating budget.
Most families who withdrew their child’s enrollment cited financial hardship as their reason for doing so, said the announcement released by All Saints Parish pastor Father Matthew Jones, Principal Mary Anne Lacey and Superintendent James Tauzel.
The announcement also recognized the dedication of the All Saints staff, calling them some of the “longest serving and most successful educators in the Rochester Diocese.”
The school will reportedly still offer youth and family programs.