On Tuesday, August 6th, the Schools Office of the Archdiocese of Newark hosted a successful and well-attended High School Fair at St. Mary of the Assumption High School in Elizabeth, NJ. With the support of St. Mary’s leadership, Schools Office officials organized this event with the specific intent to secure placement at another Catholic High School in the Archdiocese for any St. Mary’s student who needed it.
Altogether, fourteen schools were represented at the fair, thirteen of which are situated 10 miles or less from St. Mary. Of these schools, four are coeducational, and eight offer single-sex programs. The closure of St. Mary of the Assumption High School on June 30th necessitated school transfers for the students who had previously registered for the 2019-2020. Mostly residents of Irvington, Roselle, Kenilworth, Hillside, Elizabeth, and Newark, over 70 families were affected.
The Schools Office is pleased to report that, through this event alone, over half of those students received offers from other Archdiocesan Schools. Offers of admission were accompanied by merit and financial assistance awards to ensure no St. Mary’s family would face an unexpected or drastic tuition increase.