Private Catholic School Closing In Lower Makefield

The Grey Nun Academy, a private Catholic school in Yardley, informed parents and students late last week the school’s doors will be permanently closing this summer. The news has come as a shock to many, but the decision is final.

Low enrollment for the upcoming fall semester and tough financial times are to blame for this closure, according to a letter from the school signed by Board of Trustees Chairperson Jean Kuhn and Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart President Sister Denise Roche.

The school has been an independent academic staple in the Yardley area since 1963, with a first class size of nine kindergarten students. Unfortunately, Grey Nun Academy’s rich history could not keep the facility open on its own.

Kuhn and Roche wrote the academy is deeply saddened by the news and understands the community is as well.

“We sincerely wish there were another way forward; regrettably, there is not,” the letter states. “We thank you for your generous and loyal support. You have given Grey Nun Academy the most generous gift of all in trusting us with the education of your children.”

They also understand parents and guardians main concern is going to be finding their child a new school, and they are willing to help every step of the way.

To alleviate some of the stress in finding a new school, the academy has set
up two meetings to help share pertinent information about local schools and how to identify
which school is right for your child.

The following dates and locations have been provided by the school district for the
meetings:

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 6:00 p.m., for Grades Pre-K through 3rd families in the
    Sacred Heart Chapel
  • Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at 6:00 p.m., for Grades 4th through 7th families in the
    Sacred Heart Chapel

WBCB’s Kyle Fanelli contributed to this post.