St. Joseph Regional Academy is closing its doors for good at the end of this school year.

A letter was sent to parents Friday afternoon alerting them to the news.

Currently only 41 students are registered for the 2018-2019 school year. The Board of Pastors cited the low registration numbers as having an "adverse impact" on tuition levels, fundraising expectations, and the quality of education the school could provide for so few students.

The school is giving a Catholic School Continuation Grant to students who are still registered at St. Joe's at the end of the year. That money can be put towards the cost of attending any elementary school in the Allentown Diocese.

The Board of Pastors says it will also help with transportation costs to bus affected students to and from Marian Catholic High School as well as the new Rush Township location of St. Jerome Regional School.