Woodlawn Catholic Regional School to Close After 48 Years of Academic Excellence

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PAWTUCKET — The Board of Directors of Woodlawn Catholic Regional School announced on June 7 that Woodlawn Catholic Regional School will not open for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Serving the Woodlawn area of Pawtucket and beyond for the last 48 years, it was a difficult board decision to close this successful and vibrant school. The board’s decision was based upon the low enrollment projections for the upcoming school year.

The school was founded in 1972 when a group of dedicated parishioners from local Catholic parishes teamed together to create a regional school at the site of the former St. Edward’s School, 61 Hope Street. This independent Catholic school started as a Kindergarten through 8th-grade school and later added a Pre-Kindergarten class. Managed totally by a dedicated volunteer board of directors, this school has been a success story for longer than anyone could have predicted. The children, and the school’s commitment to their intellectual, moral and spiritual growth, have always been at the center of the school’s mission. For decades, dedicated long-term staff and principals have been centered on attaining this mission in a loving, family learning environment.

“We thank everyone involved who has allowed this school to thrive and provide a loving, safe environment with rigorous educational standards that exceed state requirements and position graduates for success in high school and beyond,” Said Roger Theroux, president of Woodlawn Catholic Regional School. “We wish continued success to our alumni and current students in their future plans.”