Blessed Sacrament/St. Gabriel High School in New Rochelle will close at the end of the current school year.
The Archdiocese of New York made the announcement Tuesday that Blessed Sacrament will be included in the 24 schools in Manhattan, the Bronx and Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland and Ulster counties that were considered at risk and will be shuttered in June.
Twenty-two of the schools are elementary schools, affecting 4,341 students. St. Agnes Boys High School in Manhattan, the other secondary school to be closed, and Blessed Sacrament have 424 students.
A press release from the Archdiocese said the months-long review and eventual decision involved local pastors, principals, administrators, and elected officials.
The review took into account enrollment, finances, academic and local demographics.
"Affected families will be welcomes in neighboring Catholic schools," the press release stated, "and every effort will be made to assist those who are facing financial challenges making the transition. Student placement counselors will work with regional superintendents to help school families transition into another Catholic school for the 2013-2014 school year."
The Archdiocese will announced informational meeting for affected schools in the coming weeks.