Community Support Saves Princeton Academy from closure

Photo of boys running at PASH.
Students on their morning run at the Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart. Photo courtesy of PASH.

Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart, a private school for boys in grades K-8, was slated to close at the end of the year due to financial challenges, but the school will now remain open thanks to community support.

Back in October, school leaders announced that the school would close at the end of the year because it was not financially viable. At the time, school leaders were looking at the possibility of forming a new school in partnership with the Aldenham Education Group, one of the oldest schools in England.

School representatives said the news of the school’s closure was met with “unwavering support of devoted parents, heartfelt dedication of faculty and staff, steadfast commitment of the community, and the generosity of donors.”

The school will remain independent and will not become a new school.

Representatices said a conservative financial plan is set for the coming academic years that will provide the school with stability without compromising the school’s mission or programmatic offerings. The school will be able to continue its mission to provide a high quality education that istailored to the specific, unique development of boys. The school aims to empower and inspire boys to become men of character, meaning and purpose.

“The outpouring of support from our community has been overwhelming,” said Olen Kalkus, chair of the board of trustees and founding head of school. “It is a testament to our shared dedication to provide a transformative education deeply rooted in the values of the Sacred Heart tradition.”

Princeton Academy was incorporated as a Sacred Heart school in 1998 and opened in 1999. The school bought the Our Lady of Princeton property on the Great Road, formerly the home of the Marianite Sisters of the Holy Cross, in 2000.

The school will be hosting open houses Jan. 21 and Jan. 26 for prospective students and their families. Visitors will receive a tour of the school campus and hear from school leadership, parents, and current students.