Associated Press. Our Lady Queen of Angels School in the East Harlem section of New York City is seen in this 2015 file photo. Following months of canceled Masses, 26 Catholic schools will not reopen in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the Archdiocese of New York and Diocese of Brooklyn announced Thursday. Catholic school â¦ The Diocese of Camden, New Jersey, has announced that five of its schools will not be reopening. As the new academic year arrives, school systems across the United States are struggling to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Amid pandemic, future of many Catholic schools is in doubt As the new academic year arrives, school systems across the United States are struggling to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic The issues for Catholic schools began before the pandemic, but out of work parents struggling to meet the needs for tuition have exacerbated the situation, raising the rate of closures 50% higher, according to Mears. Nearly a dozen Catholic schools in Massachusetts have closed their doors for good due this past year, and many more are expected to as a result of the economic toll from the pandemic. "Closing an inner-city school during a pandemic is not the most godly thing to do," Shante Burgess said. Eight Catholic elementary schools, including three in Bergen County, have become casualties of the pandemic and will permanently shut their doors, the Archdiocese of Newark announced Tuesday. The coronavirus pandemic is taking its toll on religious education and dozens of private Christian schools have announced they are closing permanently, the majority being schools that are run by the Catholic church. Catholic schools are closing as coronavirus pandemic exacts economic toll. âMany families who once could afford to pay tuition are now seeing that they need to cut back on their own personal budgets,â explained Wyttenbach. The four schools are St. Louis School in Lowell, St. Rose of Lima School in Chelsea, St. Jerome School in Weymouth, and St. Francis of Assisi School in Braintree. Twenty Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York, including seven in the Lower Hudson Valley, will not reopen due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the archdiocese said today. Marisa Fernandez . Timothy Cardinal Dolan announcing e the schools are shuttering due to a substantial decline in enrollment brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Archdiocese of New York announced Thursday that 20 Catholic schools will not reopen and three other schools will merge due to low enrollment amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Roman Catholic Church in the New York City area announced Thursday it is closing 26 schools and merging three others due to lower enrollment and declining parish collections, both caused by the CO Financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is causing numerous Catholic schools to close. The pandemic hit Catholic schools with a one-two punch. Why it matters: The loss of private schools â about one-third in the U.S. are Catholic â could narrow the education market, especially in low-income â¦ The Roman Catholic Church in the New York City area announced Thursday it is closing 26 schools and merging three others due to lower enrollment and declining parish collections, both caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. NEW YORK â As the new academic year arrives, school systems across the United States are struggling to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Why it matters: The loss of private schools â about one-third in the U.S. are Catholic â¦ (CRUX) â Catholic schools around the United States are retooling for an uncertain future after the coronavirus pandemic. 26 Catholic Schools in New York City are closing for good due to the COVID-19 pandemic, telling the long story of an institution's decline. According to tracking by the Cato Institute, 60 private schools had announced by June 12 that they would close permanently at least partially due â¦ The oldest all-girls Catholic school in Maryland, which boasts notable alumnae like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, also announced that it would be closing â¦ The Archdiocese of New York announced the closing of 20 Catholic schools in July and Boston has closed nine, with about two dozen others on a "watch list," Roman Catholic â¦ BRAINTREE -- Four Catholic schools in the archdiocese have each announced that they will not reopen for the 2020-2021 school year, citing financial difficulties, worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Catholic school leaders continue to navigate the uncharted territory of a new school year during the pandemic, but equipped with flexibility, creativity and a detailed plan. The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating economic hardship for Catholic schools across the U.S., as dozens closed their doors this month and many more may have to do the same. NEW YORK â As the new academic year arrives, school systems across the United States are struggling to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. âSo sad. As a young law â¦ The Catholic school closures announced so far are taking place all over the country, from St. Louis to Houston to Red Bluff, California. The CHSM is among other Catholic schools that have announced its closure due to the pandemic, ... so sad na âyung school where I took my CPA (Certificate of Public Accountant) license is closing soon,â shared a different Twitter user in response to media reports of CHSMâs closure. Closing Houston Catholic schools is painful but necessary during pandemic [Opinion] By Daniel Cardinal DiNardo and Debra Haney April 22, 2020 Facebook Twitter Email LinkedIn Reddit Pinterest Many schools have earned praise for their rapid transitions to online learning and creative outreach to families, but others have suffered financial death blows and announced that they will not reopen in the fall. The first school â¦ Some private schools are having 'survival issues' due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic with parents losing jobs and overseas workers returning home, the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) said Friday. The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating economic hardship for Catholic schools across the U.S., as dozens closed their doors this month and many more may have to do the same. Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios.