On Sept. 9, 2020, St. Albert the Nice Academy opened its doorways on the primary day of sophistication, welcoming college students into its hallways, as the college yr received underway. In a traditional yr, in a median faculty, this might not be that uncommon or noteworthy, however on this yr, on this constructing, for this faculty, this was actually a momentous event!
The seeds from which St. Albert grew had been planted way back to 2017, when whisperings of the eventual closing of St. Joseph Faculty, the final and solely Catholic elementary faculty in Auburn, started circulating amongst mother and father, academics and different events. These mother and father, academics and events shaped an advert hoc committee, targeted on investigating different Catholic colleges regionally and all through the nation, targeted on what earmarks of success had been widespread to thriving non-public colleges educating within the Catholic custom.
In time, these whisperings grew to become louder, till in November of 2019, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester introduced St. Joseph would shut on the finish of the college yr. This announcement created a flurry of exercise. Inside weeks committees had been shaped, conferences had been held and a purpose was established: to open a brand new faculty, with native administration, supported by this neighborhood, but in addition in live performance with Diocesan requirements.
And what a purpose it was — initially seeming nearly insurmountable — we wanted to discover a appropriate location, buy gear, receive funding, construct an internet site, set up numerous insurance policies and procedures, and naturally, rent academics, directors and different workers to function a brand new faculty, and we wanted to do all of it within the area of just some months!