Important Information for Parents of Students Currently Enrolled at St. Gregory the Great School

On February 5, 2017 the Archdiocese of New York announced that St. Gregory the Great School in Manhattan, whose parish was merged with a neighboring parish as part of the archdiocesan-wide planning initiative Making All Things New, will cease operations at the end of the current academic year as a result of this process.

Despite the Archdiocese’s best efforts to maintain the operational and financial viability of the school in light of the closure of their co-located parish, continuing to educate students in a school where a significant portion of the facility is unutilized has proven infeasible.

Students from St. Gregory the Great School will have the opportunity to continue their education at nearby Ascension School. You may also consider any of the additional neighborhood Catholic schools listed below.

All students will be guaranteed a seat in a Catholic school within the Archdiocese of New York.

Frequently Asked Questions

In 2010 we began a pastoral planning process called Making All Things New, an archdiocesan-wide initiative for its parishes to help shape the future of the Catholic Church here in New York. Throughout the process we identified parishes within the Archdiocese that had a decline in parishioners and therefore could no longer remain open. The outcome of this process was that St. Gregory the Great was merged with a neighboring parish.

Now, despite our continued efforts to envision a plan to sustain St. Gregory the Great School on its own, the school will have to cease operations at the end of this academic year.

It is the praxis of the Church in the United States, except some significant exceptions, for instance, a school run by a religious order, that a school should not operate independent of a parish church and office, both of which are located at Holy Name. This conclusion is further supported by the opportunity to enroll students in Catholic schools in this neighborhood and proximate to current students’ homes.

 

Yes: Families will be required to submit a new application and register at the new school for the 2017-18 school year to hold a seat for their child(ren) at the new school.

Once you have selected the school where you would want to send your children, simply visit www.ApplyCatholicSchoolsNY.org and submit your application.

All students will be guaranteed a seat in a Catholic school within the Archdiocese of New York.

The Archdiocese will make every effort to minimize the financial impact to your family as a result of the transfer to a new school.

In participating schools, the Archdiocese of New York is offering financial assistance, scholarships and/or a special transfer grant, if the total cost of tuition and fees (net of scholarships and financial aid) at a new school you choose is higher than the tuition and fees (adjusted for annual inflation) you are currently paying at St. Gregory the Great School. Specifically, the Archdiocese of New York will be providing:

  • A Registration Fee Credit: Families will be required to pay a registration fee per child up front to secure their seat in the new school. This fee will be credited towards the student’s first tuition payment in SMART Tuition; and
  • A Special Transfer Grant: Students in families who transfer from St. Gregory the Great School to a participating Catholic School will receive Financial Aid and/or a Transfer Grant in all cases where the new school’s 2017-18 total tuition and fees are higher than they would have been at St. Gregory the Great School.

Contact the Director of Enrollment for St. Gregory the Great School.

Ms. Carol Martino and her colleagues will work to help you and your child(ren) transition to another Catholic school for the 2017-2018 school year.

You can reach Ms. Martino by emailing her at: Carol.Martino@archny.org, or by calling our bi-lingual hotline (646) 794-2723 at any time between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday-Friday to arrange a convenient time for a phone call or meeting.

Each of the schools listed on this web page will be hosting open houses on our upcoming TOURING TUESDAYS, and holding informational meetings especially for St. Gregory the Great School parents.

You can also attend the Northern Manhattan Catholic Elementary School Fair on Sunday February 12, 2017, from 1:00 to 2:30pm at Cristo Rey New York High School, 112 E. 106th Street (between Lexington and Park Avenues). You’ll be able to speak one-on-one with the principals and representatives from 11 of our Northern Manhattan schools, and get help in completing and submitting your Admissions and Financial Assistance Applications to the new school of your choice right at the fair.

To RSVP or for more information on any of these events, please email Ms. Martino at: Carol.Martino@archny.org , or call our bi-lingual hotline (646) 794-2723 at any time between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday-Friday.

In addition, you can view a full list of schools for any zip code you enter on our School Finder page, located at www.buildboldfutures.org/school-finder/.

What to Do Now

1. Contact the Director of Enrollment for St. Gregory the Great School

Ms. Carol Martino and her colleagues will work to help you and your child(ren) transition to another Catholic school for the 2017-2018 school year.

You can reach Ms. Martino by emailing her at: Carol.Martino@archny.org, or by calling our bi-lingual hotline (646) 794-2723 at any time between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday-Friday to arrange a convenient time for a phone call or meeting.

2. Visit the schools you are considering.

You are welcome to contact or visit any of the schools listed below by calling the number indicated. Our schools will welcome your visit at any time convenient to you.

In addition, each of the schools listed below is hosting open houses and informational meetings for parents, including:

  • Touring Tuesdays: Book a visit on an upcoming TOURING TUESDAY date: February 14, March 14 or April 4, from 9:00am to 11:00am (open to the public)
  • Special Open Houses: RSVP for a special open house and/or informational meeting especially for St. Gregory the Great School parents. These include events at:

Ascension School
Thursday March 2nd: 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Sacred Heart of Jesus School
Friday February 24th: 9:00am

Book your tour or visit in one of two ways:

  • Online: We have set up this special web page for parents of St. Gregory the Great School. You’ll be able to view and choose events of interest for each school and register quickly for the events you want to attend. Just find and click on the event from the menu above on the right, then fill in and submit the brief reservation form. We will add new events as they are announced, so be sure to check this page often for updates. If you have questions about particular events, please email Carol.Martino@archny.org to learn more.
  • By Phone: Call the school at the number above OR call our bi-lingual hotline at (646) 794-2723 between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday-Friday. Our representatives can answer any questions you may have and register you for an open house or informational meeting at any school of your choosing.
220 West 108th Street, New York, NY 10025 (View Map)
Ms. Melissa Moore, Principal
Phone: 212-222-5161 | Fax: 212-280-4690
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Founded in 1911, under the supervision of the Sisters of Charity of Mt. Saint Vincent and the De La Salle Brothers, Ascension School continues to serve young children in the city with quality education rooted in the Catholic Faith. The outstanding academic program coupled with religious education provide insights and experiences that allow your child to explore their individual learning styles and academic differences, to practice love of neighbor, responsibility towards the community, and sharing of self to be life long learners.

School At Glance
Grades Pre-K 3 and UPK (UPK Site #: MAAY); K to 8; Follows New York State Common Core and Archdiocese of New York Guidelines; Full-day Pre-K and Kindergarten; After-school program with supervised homework help; Enrichment curriculum includes: Art, Music, and Physical Education; Library/reading room; Computer lab and laptops; SmartBoard Technology; 3D printing; High school guidance (8th grade); Student Council; Ascension's Kidz Club includes: Music, Theater, Dance, Sports, Chess; Community Service program; Summer camp (Grades Pre-K 3 to 6); Saturday basketball clinic

535 West 121st Street, New York, NY 10027 (View Map)
Mr. Christian Mariano, Principal
Phone: 212-662-9344 | Fax: 212-662-2725
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Corpus Christi School has served the families of the Harlem-Morningside Heights community for over 100 years, basing its instruction on the teachings of the Catholic faith and tradition. The school's dedicated faculty strives to provide a learning environment that pursues academic excellence through an integrated curriculum. Corpus Christi School emphasizes Christian service, personal development and responsibility, and the love for learning as the cornerstones of this educational community. Corpus Christi School is proud of its tradition in the community and proud of the students that study, work, and pray together each day. The school welcomes students of all faith traditions and cultures.

School At Glance
Grades Pre-K3 and UPK (UPK Site #: MACU); K to 8; After-school Program; Middles States Accredited; Follows New York State Curriculum and Archdiocese of New York Guidelines; Financial assistance available; Religious instruction; Enrichment program includes: Studio Art, Physical Education, and Music programs; Fully equipped library and computer facilities; SmartBoard technology; Rooftop Playground; Small class size

456 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019 (View Map)
Mr. Damian Hermann, Acting Principal
Phone: 212-246-4784 | Fax: 212-707-8382
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Founded in 1896, Sacred Heart of Jesus School strives to provide students with learning experiences that most effectively develop essential knowledge and skills in an environment that promotes the development of Christian values. Instruction is based on New York State Standards for the Common Core and the Essential Learnings of the Archdiocese of New York. With small class sizes all students are given individual attention based on their needs.

School At Glance
Grades Pre-K3 and UPK (UPK Site #: MBAU); K to 8. After School Program (3:00pm - 6:00pm, all grades); Free Breakfast and Lunch Program; Computer Center; SmartBoards; Wireless Internet Access Building-wide; Fully-Renovated Gymnasium; Piano Classes; Italian Classes (Grades K - 4).

214 West 142nd Street, New York, NY 10030 (View Map)
Mr. Dan Faas, Principal
Phone: 212-368-6666/7 | Fax: 212-281-1323
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Founded in 1904, St. Charles Borromeo School recognizes every child is a unique creation of God, endowed with gifts and talents to be nurtured and developed. It is the purpose of the faculty and staff to teach your child the academic subjects for success in the contemporary world and to guide and direct his or her spiritual, moral, and emotional growth. The dedicated staff is committed to the development of the whole child body and soul, heart and mind.

School At Glance
Serves grades K through 8 along with FREE Universal Pre-K (UPK Site #: MAGT); AdvancED Accredited; Follows the New York State Curriculum and Archdiocese of New York Guidelines; Free Breakfast and Lunch program; Weekly Mass; Music classes and choral program; Technology enhanced curriculum with Smartboards in every class; CYO Girls and Boys Basketball; City Track; Drum Program; Computer Club; Early Childhood After-School Program with Enrichment Opportunities


*Note: The schools listed below are only a few of the Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York. A full list of schools can be found by visiting www.buildboldfutures.org/school-finder/

Schedule a Tour/Visit

3. Apply to the school where you want to send your children.

Once you have selected the school where you would want to send your children, simply visit www.ApplyCatholicSchoolsNY.org and submit your application.

All students will be guaranteed a seat in a Catholic school within the Archdiocese of New York. Families will be required to submit a new application and register at the new school for the 2017-18 school year to hold a seat for their child(ren) at the new school.

You will also have a chance to apply for financial assistance as part of this new application, however, if you currently have a scholarship, this will carry with you to the new Catholic school of your choice.

Note: parents looking to enroll their child(ren) in Free UPK/Pre-K for All for 2017-18: make note of the UPK Site # listed above for your school of choice, then click here to register.

In addition, the Archdiocese will make every effort to minimize the financial impact to your family as a result of the transfer to a new school.

In participating schools, the Archdiocese of New York is offering financial assistance, scholarships and/or a special transfer grant, if the total cost of tuition and fees (net of scholarships and financial aid) at a new school you choose is higher than the tuition and fees (adjusted for annual inflation) you are currently paying at St. Gregory the Great School. Specifically, the Archdiocese of New York will be providing:

  • A Registration Fee Credit: Families will be required to pay a registration fee per child up front to secure their seat in the new school. This fee will be credited towards the student’s first tuition payment in SMART Tuition; and
  • A Special Transfer Grant: Students in families who transfer from St. Gregory the Great School to a participating Catholic School will receive Financial Aid and/or a Transfer Grant in all cases where the new school’s 2017-18 total tuition and fees are higher than they would have been at St. Gregory the Great School.

The Archdiocese of New York understands that these are challenging times for many families. We are committed to working with you as closely as possible to find the best possible placement for your child(ren) at a neighboring Catholic School.