Catholic School Closings
The spiritual leader of Philadelphia’s Catholics accepted the thanks of students for keeping their high schools open, and pledged to work with students, parents, and others to strengthen Catholic education in the region.
Fourteen parish elementary schools will be allowed to remain open as “mission” schools. They would be independently run but would remain Catholic schools.
The final word came down Friday on which Catholic elementary schools in the Philadelphia area will close at the end of this year. But, a decision on high schools has been delayed a week.
The official word comes Friday on which Catholic schools in the Philadelphia area will close at the end of this school year. But several elementary schools are already saying they’ve won their appeals and will stay open.
One fundraiser says if the appeal to keep her school open fails, only those of $500 or more will be returned.
More than 80 Archdiocese elementary schools affected by the consolidation plan will each close for one day this week, county-by-county, starting today.
With the impending closures of a number of Catholic grade schools and high schools in our area, affected students and their families are now taking a look at their options.
Chanting “Save our school,” about a dozen parents and thirty students from the St. George School in Port Richmond gathered at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul to protest the archdiocese’s decision to close the school.
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Archbishop Charles Chaput says he realizes that closing Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will be painful, but he defends the work of the panel making the recommendation.
Chris recaps the Republican debates in New Hampshire and previews tomorrow’s primary with Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe. He reviews the closing of 44 Catholic schools and analyzes the strike of teachers in Neshaminy. He also looks back on Tim Tebow’s win against the Pittsburgh Steelers and ahead to the tenure of new Penn State Coach Bill O’Brien.