Mother Cabrini High School, a 115-year-old Catholic high school located on Fort Washington Avenue near West 190th Street in Manhattan, announced it will close for good after this school year.
Officials at Mother Cabrini say diminishing enrollment and revenue, combined with higher costs, made the decision unavoidable.
The all-girls school says its student population has fallen from 455 to just 305 in the past decade.
"It's a very sad, surreal loss to the community, to the students and their families. Yesterday, there were many, many tears, hugs, even a little hysteria, but you can understand that, because the students found a real community, here, a real family, a real home,” said Bruce Segall, president of Mother Cabrini.
The school says it'll be holding informational meetings for the students and their families over the next few weeks to discuss the transition.