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Academy of Saint Joseph [1856-2009] 1725 Brentwood Road Long Island NY 11717

ECA Control Number: 19374

Record Level: Listing

Record Type: Art Museum/Institution

Museum/Institution Name: Academy of Saint Joseph

Aka: Academy of St. Joseph

Location(s): 1725 Brentwood Road, Long Island, NY 11717

Founded: 1856
Closed/Acquired: 2009


“The Academy of Saint Joseph, in Brentwood, New York, was a Catholic college-preparatory school for Kindergarten to Grade 12, single-sex for girls grades 9 – 12. The Academy was founded in 1856, by the Sisters of Saint Joseph. At the request of the Bishop of Brooklyn, Mother Austin Kean came from Philadelphia to Brooklyn to found what is now the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, New York. She was accompanied by Sister Baptista Hanson and Sister Theodosia Hegeman from Buffalo.[2] It closed its doors in 2009, leaving behind an illustrious 153-year history of educating the youth of Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island.

Situated on a 200-acre (0.81 km2) campus, it was accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and held full membership in the New York State Association of Independent Schools and the National Catholic Educational Association. It was operated independent of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre. The Academy of St. Joseph had been having financial problems for over a decade before its closure.”

Citation: “Academy of Saint Joseph.” Wikipedia. Updated October 3, 2016. Accessed February 23, 2017. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_of_Saint_Joseph





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