Berwick Catholic Elementary School To Close

Bishop Ronald Gainer of the Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg has given his approval to close Berwick’s Holy Family School at the end of this school year due to declining enrollment and growing debt. The Catholic elementary school, with roots reaching back more six decades, is largely funded by Berwick’s St. Joseph and Immaculate Conception BVM parishes. With just a little over 60 students enrolled in Pre-K through 4th grade, leadership at the two parishes sought permission to close the school from the Bishop.