catholic schools

Notre Dame Academy

A Cheektowaga man has been sentenced for embezzling nearly $50,000 from two area Catholic schools.

Notre Dame Academy

A Catholic school administrator has pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $50,000 over a three-year period.

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Niagara Catholic junior-senior High School has closed in the city of Niagara Falls.  WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley says financial factors and low enrollment led to the decision.

Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School

New leaders will start the fall school year at Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School and Health Sciences Charter School in Buffalo.

Caholic Diocese of Buffalo

The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has a new Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Michael LaFever will succeed Sister Carol Cimino, who is retiring. He will assume the leadership post on June 29.

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The two leaders of the Buffalo Public School District and Catholic schools held a conversation Tuesday.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says City Schools Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash met with Catholic Schools Superintendent Sister Carol Cimino at the Catholic Academy of West Buffalo Tuesday.   

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"Before we get started I want to read a statement from my desk to the people of the City of Buffalo and to all of our families and students who attend Catholic schools or put their children in Catholic schools."

That is how Masten District Common Councilmember Ulysses Wingo started his community meeting Thursday night. To come was an apology for comments he made earlier in the week about students in Catholic schools who "have fun saying" their "Catholic prayers."

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Things heated up Tuesday as Buffalo Common Council members argued over the future of City Honors. The Masten District's Ulysees Wingo says the school's student population has to be more representative of the city's population and it isn't.

Immaculata Academy to close in June

Feb 26, 2016
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Immaculata Academy on South Park in Hamburg will be closing at the end of the school year. 

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Long-time New York State Board of Regents member Robert Bennett will offer his expertise to the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. Bishop Richard Malone announced that Robert Bennett has been appointed to serve on the Catholic School Advisory Board.  

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Catholic Church leaders across New York are blasting Albany for failing to agree on tax breaks that could boost enrollment at private and religious schools.

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan and bishops from around New York lobbied in Albany Tuesday for a tax credit that would help the state's schools, including Catholic schools. 

After a lengthy review process, the Diocese of Buffalo is going to announce big changes this week for its Catholic Elementary Schools in what is being called a "School Revitalization Plan."

Holy Angels Academy, prep school to close in June

May 1, 2013
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An all-girls Catholic school in North Buffalo will be closing at the end of this school year. Holy Angels Academy and Holy Angles Prep on Hertel Avenue announced Tuesday the schools are shutting down due to low enrollment.

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Bishop Richard Malone has announced a new superintendent for the Buffalo Catholic Diocese.

South Buffalo Catholic schools being consolidated

Jan 18, 2013

Two catholic elementary schools in south Buffalo will be closing and merging into one large campus next school year.

Buffalo Diocese will lose another elementary school

Mar 14, 2012

Saint Margaret's School, a North Buffalo institution for nearly a century, will be closing its doors in June.

Like so many parochial schools previously, the Hertel Avenue school cites declining enrollment as it ends an era of Catholic primary education.

The Catholic Diocese reports that despite "aggressive efforts" to boost its numbers, only 60 students are registered for the fall semester.

In 1965, Saint Margaret's enrollment peaked at 647.