St. Elizabeth Academy to Close at the End of the School Year
The following is a statement released by the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood & St. Elizabeth Academy on January, 8, 2013:
Contact: Sister Susan Borgel, CPPS, President of School
Leah Wand, Communications/Public Relations Director
Sisters of the Most Precious Blood of O’Fallon, Missouri
ST. ELIZABETH ACADEMY TO CLOSE AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR
With great sadness, the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood of O’Fallon, Missouri, have approved the recommendation of the St. Elizabeth Academy Board of Directors to close St. Elizabeth Academy. Due to declining enrollment, the school will close at the end of the 2013 school year. St. Elizabeth Academy is located at 3401 Arsenal Street, St. Louis, Missouri.
“For more than a century, St. Elizabeth Academy has made a positive difference in the lives of thousands of young women, carrying out our mission to develop the successful woman inside each girl. That is why this was such a heartbreaking decision. 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,” said Sister Susan Borgel, CPPS, President of the School.
St. Elizabeth Academy, a private Catholic girls’ college preparatory high school, sponsored by the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood of O’Fallon, Missouri, was founded by the Sisters in 1882. The school is recognized for making academic success an attainable goal for girls who have a wide range of abilities and come from diverse backgrounds.
The success of St. Elizabeth Academy for the past 130 years would not have been possible without the commitment of the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood, school administration, faculty, staff, students, parents, Board of Directors, alumnae, and generous donors.
St. Elizabeth Academy remains grateful to all who have invested time and energy in helping students, throughout its long and rich history, become successful in life.
For more information please contact Leah Wand at 636-240-6010