St. Elizabeth Academy to close after 130 years

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 8 at 6:14 PM

O’FALLON, Mo (KMOV.com) – School administrators have announced St. Elizabeth Academy is set to close at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

The 130-year-old school is a private Catholic girls’ college preparatory high school located in the 3400 block of Arsenal Street in St. Louis.

Administrators cite declining enrollment  and increasing costs as the primary factors behind the decision.

“…This was such a heartbreaking decision,” said Sister Susan Borgel, CPPS, President of the School. “However after more than three years of discussion, intense research, input, and prayer we see no other way. Sadly the declining enrollment, the increasing deficit, and the cost of maintaining the aging physical plant make it no longer feasible to continue.”

 

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