Rome Catholic High School to close

Rome Catholic School will be closing. The Syracuse Roman Catholic Diocese announced a new school configuration Wednesday evening. In a news release, Bishop Robert Cunningham said, "...a series of benchmarks were set for the school with the expectation that reaching these benchmarks would lead to a more sustainable future for the students in Rome. Unfortunately, after three years, the key enrollment benchmarks were not reached and Rome Catholic became a school that needed careful review."

The Diocese says students in grades 6-11 will be offered incentives to continue their Catholic education. A $1,000 transition scholarship will be provided to any student in grades 6-11 at Rome Catholic who transition to Notre Dame JSHS. Transportation will be provided to Notre Dame and a series of opportunities will be offered to students in the next several months to visit Notre Dame JSHS.