Cardinal O'Hara stepping up after Niagara Catholic closing

Posted at 11:18 PM, Jun 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-28 23:18:09-04

The closing of Niagara Catholic school was pretty shocking for Cardinal O'Hara. 

"My initial reaction was that i'm just heart sick for them" Cardinal O'Hara Principal said. 

"It's really disappointing, you know, anytime a catholic school closes," Cardinal O'Hara Board President Michael Rizzo said, "It hurts."

The closing, in part, is due to the fact the the Diocese of Buffalo cut funding. Something Cardinal O'Hara was ready for. 

"We kind of saw the writing on the wall and have been preparing for years" Rizzo said. 

It's that preparing that has allowed Cardinal O'Hara to open their doors for Niagara Catholic students.

"We want to open ourselves up to them and create new opportunity for their students" Rizzo said. 

Cardinal O'Hara said they have received over 50 phone calls from Niagara Catholic families. Cardinal O'Hara has begun touring some of the students, and says they can apply to be admitted by the beginning of the 2018 school year. 

Anyone who is interested in joining Cardinal O'Hara is encouraged to call (716) 695-2600.  


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