Kearney sets tuition for new junior high - Catholic Courier

Kearney sets tuition for new junior high

Irondequoit’s Bishop Kearney High School, which plans to open a junior high in September, announced Jan. 25 that its tuition rate for incoming seventh- and eighth-grade students will be $2,950, the same rate the Diocese of Rochester has established for students in Monroe County Catholic schools next year.

After the diocese’s Jan. 18 announcement that it would close 13 of its 24 Monroe County schools, including one of two junior-highs, Bishop Kearney announced its plans to open a junior high. Bishop Kearney is one of five Catholic schools in Monroe County that are affiliated with the diocese but operate independently.

Kearney’s board of trustees also agreed to guarantee the 2008-09 junior-high tuition level for a two-year period for incoming seventh-grade students.

“Setting tuition at a level equal to diocesan tuition is in keeping with our mission, and will ease the burden on those families, in particular, who are displaced from diocesan schools and may not be able to find a space in the remaining schools,” said a statement from Donna Dedee, Bishop Kearney president and CEO.

The school has scheduled an open house for prospective junior-high students from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, and will host a registration night for incoming seventh- and eighth-grade students from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 12. For details, contact the director of student affairs, Anita Nagel, at 585-342-4000, ext. 246, or at

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