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Mount St. Joseph Academy Moves to Former Church Building

By Eileen Buckley


Buffalo, NY – Mount Saint Joseph's Academy says it has found a permanent home. The Catholic grade school announced Monday that it has purchased the Central Presbyterian Church on Main Street, just blocks away from its current location.

A couple of years ago, Canisius College bought the Mount property from the Sisters of Saint Joseph when they stopped running the school. At the time, the school was in dire financial shape and almost closed. But Trustee Steve Boyd says the schoolis now growing.

With financing from Greater Buffalo Savings Bank, Boyd says they were able to buy the church building for $930,000.

Enrollment at Mount St. Joseph Academy stands at 120. School administrators say they expect that number to increase with word of the move.