Campaign to keep Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Syosset open ends

Our Lady of Mercy Academy sisters stated in a letter to the coalition that they have no intention of reversing their decision to shut down the school.

News 12 Staff

Mar 18, 2024, 10:39 AM

Updated 37 days ago

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The campaign to try and keep Our Lady of Mercy Academy open is over.
The coalition that was fighting for the Syosset school is asking parents in a survey what is next to continue the school’s legacy.
As previously reported, the school announced it will shut down in June due to low enrollment.
Three alumni formed a coalition, called the OLMA Preservation Coalition, to look at ways to save the school.
The coalition presented ways to save the school and reopen its doors in the future.
However, this month, Our Lady of Mercy Academy sisters stated in a letter to the coalition that they have no intention of reversing their decision to shut down the school and will not be associated or affiliated with a new school.
"There's always hope and there's strength in numbers,” said Jeanette Miller, OLMA Preservation Coalition President. “This is not something that is the three of us, this is not something that we can accomplish on our own."
The only other all girl Catholic high school on Long Island is Sacred Heart Academy.


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