Feb 01, 2006 — It's catholic school week across the nation. Plattsburgh's St. John's Academy is celebrating with movie night, pajama parties, and of course, bingo... But there's a note of sadness over the event. St John's is closing after this year. So is St. Peter's Academy a few blocks away. In their place a new school will open, Seton Academy, serving students from four major parishes around the Plattsburgh region, as well as a number of smaller parishes. It's a move that's been talked about for years. Other north country Catholic schools have closed in recent years in Tupper Lake and Morrisonville.
Sister Brian Marie Latour will be the new school's principal. She's been lead administrator at Catholic Schools in Tupper Lake, Brasher Falls, and she grew up in Saranac Lake. Sister Brian Marie says Catholic education has a long tradition in the region.