With the announcement that St. Cecelia's, a Catholic elementary school in the Iselin section of Woodbridge, would be , a lot of alumni of the school have felt a huge sense of loss.
Catholic schools don't just educate Catholics kids anymore. Children of all faiths are sent by their parents to Catholic schools for what they feel is a more personal and better education than what they find in the public school system.
The Metuchen diocese has said that the other Catholic schools in the township, such as and , are in good shape enrollment-wise, and don't face being shut down.
Be that as it may, do you think closing St. Cecelia's is a good idea? Do you think a way should be found to keep it open? What do you think of the value of a Catholic education?
Take our poll and tell us! (And if you're a St. Cecelia alum or parent, post and tell us what you remember, and what you think.)