St. Charles Borromeo School Building Leased

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The St. Charles Borromeo School building, which has been vacant since 2007,  has been leased.  Parish council member John O’Malley tells us the congregation was informed of a deal with Mary McDowell Center for Learning this weekend.

After renovations,  it will be used for McDowell’s new Upper School opening in the fall of  2011.    The agreement also includes leasing the church rectory and the Sisters of St. Joseph who currently occupy that building will be relocating to other convents in Brooklyn.  Full details are available at the St. Charles website.

The St. Charles School was closed due to low enrollment in February 2007.  A fire in its basement the week before hastened its demise.

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  • Peter Kaufman

    Leased to a mosque? Is that far enough?

    Thanks, folks. I’ll be here all week.


  • ABC

    good news. they do good work. altho I was hoping the city would lease it for a public middle school.

  • Keith C. Edwards

    I am happy that the Quakers got the place and not the godless DOE.

  • Obama?

    I was sure my good old church was going to turn it into condos for $$$! I’m pleasantly surprised!

  • ABC

    the Quakers’ tuition is 40k a year …. I can’t afford to be that peaceful