TCA Savior Group signs a lease with the Diocese of Trenton | New
HAMILTON – The legacy continues.
Trenton Catholic Preparatory Academy Inc., a local non-profit organization, has officially signed a rental agreement with the Diocese of Trenton to provide and maintain school operations at the facility formerly known as Saint Anthony High School and McCorristin Catholic.
The formality says the Catholic Academy of Trenton, once slated for closure, will be alive and well under a new name in September.
“A group of us sprang into action when we heard the school was closing to put together a workable plan in an effort to keep it open for the many students and families who depend on it,” Margaret Raymond Flood, graduate of the Class of 1984, said in a press release. “My family and I went to school here, and I felt it was important to do everything possible to preserve it. We have worked with the Diocese and a group of dedicated volunteers, and we are very happy to be part of the legacy of our nationally recognized school.
Flood is a founding member and chairman of the first board of trustees of the Trenton Catholic Preparatory Academy Inc. The nonprofit organization filed for incorporation papers on March 23 with the goal of providing pre-kindergarten Catholic education. in grade 12 at 175 Leonard Ave.
Weeks earlier, the Diocese of Trenton announced on Jan. 8 that TCA would close permanently as of June due to prolonged financial issues.
The announcement of the closure prompted alumni like Flood and John H. Rittley to do everything in their power to save the school.
“We are confident that the stimulating environment, outstanding academics and championship athletic records will help increase enrollment at Trenton Catholic Preparatory Academy, McCorristin Campus over the next several years,” said Rittley, 1975 graduate and founding member. of the Board of Directors, in a press release.
TCPA Inc. will assume the operations and management of the beloved school on July 1 under a lease agreement with the Diocese of Trenton and plans to hold an open house on Tuesday July 27, the news reported. non-profit organization last week.
The Diocese of Trenton would not disclose the full terms and conditions of the agreement.
“We do not publicly release the details of our leases,” Rayanne Bennett, spokesperson for the Diocese of Trenton said by email Wednesday.
Bennett confirmed that a rental agreement was signed with Trenton Catholic Preparatory Academy Inc. on May 17 to use the current TCA site for the purpose of establishing an independent Catholic school there.
TCA has a rich history that will not be long forgotten.
The late Monsignor Michael P. McCorristin, in the 1960s, built the famous St. Anthony High School on the grounds of the former Kuser Estate here in Hamilton Township. The original Iron Mike monument was renamed McCorristin Catholic in 1979 and TCA in 2005.
“Since 1962, with over 10,000 graduates, the school has been the foundation of outstanding academics, STEM education and athletics with a 100% graduation rate, and its renowned sports teams from across the country. Iron Mikes Championship, ”TCPA Inc. said in a press release last Thursday, adding that the lease will help“ pursue Bishop McCorristin’s dream of enriching the lives of students through quality Catholic education at a affordable price”.
The Trenton Catholic Preparatory Academy Inc. is now accepting registration and student registration. TCPA is also looking for additional sponsors, partners, donors and philanthropists around the world to join their school team to help with running costs.