st. agnes queens

New York City wants to open public high school on the site of a shuttered Catholic campus in Queens

Dec. 12, 2022
St. Agnes Academic High School, in the College Point neighborhood of Queens, closed in 2021.

The New York City School Construction Authority plans to open a 659-student high school on the site of a former Catholic school in the Queens borough.

The Flushing Post reports that reports that the Construction Authority plans to acquire the site in the College Point neighborhood where St. Agnes Academic High School operated. The school closed last year because of financial difficulties.

The property is owned by the Sisters of St. Dominic, which ran St. Agnes.

The filing says that the city plans to open the school in 2026. The proposal will go before Community Board 7 and needs to be approved by the city council.

The city intends for the new school to address crowding, which has long been a problem at schools in northeast Queens. The Queens Chronicle reports that Francis Lewis High School, Bayside High School and Benjamin Cardozo High School, among others, have reported crowding. A Construction Authority spokesperson say the borough’s high school capacity is at 100%.

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Mike Kennedy | Senior Editor

Mike Kennedy has been writing about education for American School & University since 1999. He also has reported on schools and other topics for The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times and City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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