Available Now
MetroKids
Bookmark and Share Email this page Email Print this page Print Edit Module
Jun 17, 2011
09:07 AM
FYI

3 Delco Parish Schools Close

3 Delco Parish Schools Close

Our Lady of Charity School

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is closing three Delaware County parish schools.

Our Lady of Charity School in Brookhaven, St. Kevin School in Springfield and St. Philomena School in Landsdowne all projected sharp enrollment declines for the 2011-2012 school year.

Our Lady of Charity registrations for next year have dropped to 89 students from 176 this year; St. Kevin projected a decline to 93 students from 158; and St. Philomena registrations have dropped to 88 students from the current 141.

"We waited as long as possible in the hope that reregistration numbers would increase and that our schools could remain open next year," says archdiocesan schools superintendent Mary E. Rochford in a statement.

St. Kevin parents objected to the closure at a meeting with Rochford, contending that 132 students have enrolled for next year, but the superintendent told them that the decision is irreversible.

Our Lady of Charity students will be welcomed at St. Joseph parish school in Ashton. St. Kevin students will be served by St. Francis of Assisi School in Springfield. St. Philomena students will be invited to attend either St. Andrew parish school in Drexel Hill or St. Laurence inā€ˆUpper Darby.

Add your comment:
Edit Module
Advertisement


Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags

More on this topic »Family Fun Features

Kid-friendly Restaurant Guide

Kid-friendly Restaurant Guide

A roundup of family-friendly restaurants in the Delaware Valley.

Mother Nature's Best Kid Spots

Local places for kids to go wild with nature

Guide to Summer Shows

Guide to Summer Shows

Family entertainment lights up local stages, from The Wiggles to William Shakespeare

Weekend Planner: Sept. 20

Weekend Planner: Sept. 20

MetroKid's Weekend Planner for Sept. 21-22, featuring the Scarecrow Festival in Lahaska, the Faerie Fest in Wilmington, the 21st Annual NJ Storytelling Fest in Trenton and many, many more fun, family events.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
{/if}