Our Lady of Victory School in West Haven will close at the end of the school year, according to the Archdiocese of Hartford.
Officials cited financial struggles as the reason for the decision to close the school, located at 620 Jones Hill Road.
“It is with a heavy heart that I made this difficult decision. Our Lady of Victory (OLV) School is blessed with dedicated students, teachers and administrators, but sadly the school’s financial reserves have been depleted over the years due to declining enrollment, escalating costs of operation, and diminishment of parish subsidies. The bottom line is that the school can no longer sustain itself,” wrote Fr. Kevin Dillon, pastor of Our Lady of Victory (OLV) School and parish in a statement.
The school community was notified Thursday. There are 94 students from pre-K through eighth grade at the school, which officials said is not enough to keep the school going.
Families that have deposits down to attend OLV will be refunded that money.
Families are encouraged to look into other Catholic schools for future education. There are other Catholic schools in the area, including St. Lawrence, School at 231 Main Street in West Haven, two miles from OLV. There are also options in New Haven and other surrounding towns.