St. Hubert’s Girls Upset Their School Is On List Of Recommended Closures

By Brad Segall

NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – St. Hubert’s Catholic High School for Girls is on the list of four high schools slated for closing.

The girls at St. Hubert’s were dismissed around 12:45 p.m. They came through the doors, tears streaming down their faces, cell phones up to their ears, calling home and letting their parents know their school was on the list.

READ: The Full List Of School Closings Recommended For Closing Or Consolidation

Most chose not to speak to reporters, but senior Casey Holland, visibly upset, talked about what it was like when they found out. “We sang the alma mater. I mean, there’s a lot of tradition — just, we’re all sad. Even if it’s our last year, even it’s our first semester, everyone’s sad.”

She says she’ll look back fondly on her memories of four years at the school. “There’s no place like it. There’s so much pride and tradition. It’s crazy how much every single girl loves this school, even if you’re not involved in anything you still love this school. It just hurts, it hurts a lot.”

St. Hubert’s has been a high school for girls for 70 years and many of the students say their moms went to school here at Cottman and Torresdale. They heard the rumors but were hoping their school could have been spared.

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  • Mary Ford Thompson Hepler

    I, like every other graduate and student was saddened by the news that St. Hubert’s was going to close. Was there any kind of warning? If so I am sure the St. Hubert’s Community would have dug deep into their pockets to keep the school open. We are asked on a daily basis to give to one charity or another, why not this? I understand a decision had to made but what did they take into consideration? How far are these girls going to have to travel to go to another school? How long will the travel time be?

    Will there be any Closing Mass and if so when. I am truly upset.
    Mary Ford 1978

  • Jim

    It all comes down to money. If every Hubert’s Alumni would donate $20 a year for the next 5 years the schoold would have an endowment sufficiant to keep the ADOP at bay.
    Alumni step up to the plate and save your school!

  • Maddie Ropars

    i want to be able to go to huberts thats all dream about

  • Once a Bambi, always a Bambi!

    The fact is that every one of the girls that attend Saint Hubert’s right now, Chose to go there. They had the chance to go to Ryan, I graduated from Hubert’s in 93, but when I went there was no open enrollment you went where your parish sent you, either Hubert’s or LIncoln. It is so sad for these girls.

  • Joe

    Roman’s enrollment is doing well….and LF’s is better than Hubert’s. The archdiocese wants you to send you and yours to Ryan because their enrollment can do better and it’s a new facility.

  • keep Huberts

    does not make sense. the community , the neighborhood needs St. Huberts. Why not Roman, center city is all businesses. Little Flower is empty already!

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