HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) – The archdiocese says St. Stephen School will close and it 150 students will be transitioned to St. Rita School, located about a mile away, starting next fall.
The combined school will educate pre-K through eighth-grade students.
Officials say the decision was made for fiscal reasons.
Parents will be given $500 in tuition assistance to help cover the cost of new uniforms.
The archdiocese’s “Stewards for Tomorrow” pastoral process seeks to combine more than 200 parishes into 117 so-called “pastorates.”
These distinct parishes can consist of one or more churches grouped together.
St. Gabriel School in Milford closed in March 2016.
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