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Hundreds Of Archdiocesan Students Rally To Save Catholic Schools

As hundreds of students across the Archdiocese protested his decision to close dozens of schools, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput spent Monday morning in calm confines at a school that will not close: Bishop Shanahan High School in Downingtown.


Archdiocese of Philadelphia school administrators were the first to learn about the closures during a meeting at Neuman University. (Credit: David Madden)

4 High Schools, 44 Grade Schools To Close Or Consolidate

An Archdiocese panel is recommending a sweeping consolidation that includes the closure of dozens of Philadelphia-area Catholic schools.



Hugs And Tears For Soon-To-Close West Catholic

Students huddled and hugged, some cried, outside West Catholic High School, upon news the school is on the closing list.


Students were dismissed from St. Hubert's High School after learning their school has been recommended for closure. (Credit: Brad Segall)

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

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.


(File photo: a school choice rally outside the US Supreme Court in 2002.  Credit: Mark Wilson/ Getty Images)

Catholic School Students Bus From Philadelphia For ‘School Choice’ Rally

The students want the Pennsylvania House to take up the bill already passed by the state senate that would provide vouchers to low-income students at failing schools.


(Photo by Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Catholic School Seniors Awarded Record-Breaking Level of College Scholarships

For example, the 213 seniors at Sts. John Neumann and Maria Gorretti High School, in South Philadelphia, earned $9 million in college scholarships.



Due To Declining Enrollment, Three Delaware County Catholic Schools To Close

Archdiocesan Superintendent Mary Rochford suggests people brace themselves because the economy, paired with the high cost of education, is forcing more than a few parents to opt out of Catholic schools.


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Three Catholic Schools In Delco Set For Closure This Year

Superintendent Mary Rochford confirms the closings of Our Lady of Charity school in Brookhaven and St. Philomena in Lansdowne. She wouldn’t immediately identify the third.


(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Amid Negotiations, Catholic High School Teachers Authorize Strike

Catholic school teachers have authorized a strike if they don’t reach a new contract with the archdiocese by the end of the summer, when the current contract expires.


(St. Thomas Aquinas School in Croydon, Pa., one of seven slated to close at the end of this academic year.  Photo provided)

Philadelphia Archdiocese Closing Seven Area Catholic Grade Schools

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced that it would be closing seven Catholic grade schools in the Philadelphia area at the end of this school year due to low enrollment.