Catholic school in Hunts Point celebrates 90th anniversary
Wednesday was the first day of class for Catholic schools in The Bronx. Citywide, there is an overall drop in enrollment but at St. Athanasius, students packed the halls as the school celebrated its 90th anniversary.
Principal Marianna Kraft says back in 1913, the school was made up of mostly Irish immigrants. She says today, it's a diverse mix of the current Bronx neighborhood.
The Arch Diocese says Catholic school enrollment is down due to the poor economy. Enrolling your child in a Catholic school can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000 a year.
Parents of students that go to St. Athanasius say although it may be expensive, it's a great investment. They say Catholic schools offer an education that your child just won't get in a public school.