School Closing Announcement from Sr. Luke Parker, SJC

March 3, 2017   Dear Cluny School Community,   Earlier this week, I met with many of you to deliver to deliver some important but difficult news.   It was with deep sadness that I announced that Cluny School would close at the end of the current academic year due to insurmountable financial challenges triggered by a steady drop in enrollment over the past several years. I realize this news came as a shock.   Despite the best efforts of so many to reverse the trend in declining Catholic school enrollment, the School’s leadership in January reached the conclusion that we did not have sufficient resources to continue our mission of “educating and empowering our students to live lives of integrity based on Gospel values.”   Among those who did so much to try and chart a different outcome for Cluny School is head of school Bill Lippe. Bill joined us in 2014 ..

Cluny School Open House on 29 January and 1 February 2017

  Cluny School will hold an Open House on Sunday, 29 January from 11am- 1pm and on Wednesday, 1 February from 10am- 12 noon. All are welcome. In addition to the open houses, Cluny School will commemorate National Catholic Schools Week, from 29 January to 3 February 2017, with breakfast events for students and parents, celebration of mass, Science Fair for 7th and 8th graders, National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony, and Buddy Class service projects. Cluny is an independent, co-educational Catholic day school serving students in preschool through Grade 8. Prospective parents are invited to tour the facility, meet the faculty and mingle with current students and their parents. Staff will be on hand to answer questions on tuition and tuition assistance. Founded in 1957 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny, the school welcomes students of diverse background and offers rolling..

The 10th Annual A Living Nativity to Take Place on 21 December at 6pm

The 10th annual A Living Nativity will be presented by Cluny School students and faculty on Wednesday, 21 December at 6pm on the school grounds at 75 Brenton Road in Newport.  A Christmas in Newport event, this reenactment of the First Christmas is held outdoors under the stars, and features live animals and choral music performed by the student body.  Hot chocolate and sweets will be served before the presentation. The event is free and open to the public, a gift to the community from Cluny School, expressing the true meaning of Christmas. Attendees to A Living Nativity are encouraged to dress warmly and bring a flashlight. For more information, call the school office at 401-847-6043 or contact Stephanie O’Connor, Event Chair for A Living Nativity at 401- 855-2252 or email at Visit for additional information on the Fi..

Ten Countries to be featured on Multi- Cultural Day, Friday, 18 November

We are looking forward to Multi-Cultural Day, when the classrooms at Cluny will be transformed into oases of culture, language and food. Ten countries have been chosen to share the spotlight, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Philippines and Portugal. The day will begin with presentations in the auditorium, followed by thematic lunches among Buddy Classes, travel to individual classrooms and display of final projects. Students can bring authentic foods to share with classmates- no need to make an abundance of food- small portions will be perfect, as we remain mindful of those in the world who do not have enough to eat. Questions for Señora Urbonas, coordinator of Multi- Cultural Day, can be sent by email at: Excelente! Let the traveling begin!

Cluny Connection E-Newsletter for 10 November

The Cluny Connection e-newsletter for 10 November is hot off the press! Read about two exciting up-coming events, Multi- Cultural Day, which will place this Friday, 18 November, and The Living Nativity, to be held on Monday, 19 December. Click here to read the e-newsletter. Cluny Connection is a lively e-newsletter published twice monthly for families, faculty and friends of Cluny School. Each edition contains important information on upcoming special events and school programs, and includes feature stories, unique photos, events calendar and web links. To view past editions of the Cluny Connection, click here. To subscribe to the Cluny Connection, email Robin Tagliaferri, Community Relations & Admissions Coordinator at

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