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Mount Assisi Academy to Close

Upcoming meeting to discuss options for the Class of 2015



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    Another Chicago area Catholic school will close its doors.

    After 63 years of instruction, Mt. Assisi Academy in Lemont will close in June because of low enrollment and funding issues, Sister Therese Ann Quigney said in a statement.

    "Despite tremendous good will and efforts, we have not been able to reach the goals that were set for enrollment or funding. When all the data was examined, it became clear that we have to close our high school," she said.

    Sister Quigney said a meeting would be held to discuss options for the Class of 2015.

    "We deeply regret the heartache that this causes and promise to support our current students and families in any way that is possible as they seek other educational settings and work through this closing and the transition that it calls for in their lives," said Quigney.

    The Archdiocese of Chicago previously announced the closure of several elementary schools.