The website reported that parents received letters this week notifying them of the decision to close the pre-kindergarten-through eighth school.
Several Catholic schools in Northern New Jersey and New York, which is run by a separate archdiocese, have been forced to close in recent years due to decreasing enrollments. In addition to Our Lady of Mercy, the Archdiocese of Newark has announced that the Resurrection School, also based in Jersey City, will also close its doors after the 2012-2013 school year.
According to NJ.com, parents whose children are enrolled at Our Lady of Mercy have been invited to a meeting next week to discuss what options are available for their children next year. Administrators of other Catholic schools in the area are expected to attend this meeting.