St. Joe gives Pittsfield three fine high schools
To the editor:
The Monday, May 16, editorial praised the new Taconic High, stating "along with Pittsfield High, it will provide the city with two fine high schools." You've overlooked our city's third fine high school, St. Joseph, that has been deeply rooted in the community for 119 years.
While St. Joseph's college-prep curriculum centers on Catholic principles, students of all faiths are welcome to attend and no student is ever turned away because of a family's inability to pay. Pittsfield and the country as a whole have benefited from a long list of community leaders who graduated from St. Joe.
Last year, St. Joe students volunteered more than 2,500 hours locally and abroad as part of their service requirement. That number will grow as St. Joe's enrollment is projected to increase significantly this fall.
With St. Joe's recent 10-year NEASC reaccreditation, this fine school will continue to thrive for years to come.
Michael J. Nichols, Pittsfield The writer is a member of the St. Joseph Class of 1969.