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Three Local Schools to Merge into "East Catholic" at St. Maurice Location

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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported today that three local Catholic schools will merge into one this summer.

From the Post-Gazette:

“Good Shepherd School in Braddock, in and in will merge at the St. Maurice site and be called East Catholic. The school will be supported by six parishes in the East Hills and is expected to enroll 400 students.

Father Kris Stubna said the consolidations, which follow a "consortium model," will allow for a better use of resources, enhanced academic and extra-curricular activities and lower tuition at the regional schools. Tuition for East Catholic will be $3,200 for the first child and at the new school located at the St. Angela Merici site, $2,700.”

Local teachers and principals have declined to comment. Kelly Hall, a Word of God parent, had this to say:

"I am sure that it brings much sadness to all the families and teachers involved. Being a parent from Word of God School, I pray that the teachers from Word of God School are given the opportunity to nurture the future students at East Catholic."

What was your reaction to this news? Do you have students who attend any of these schools?

Erin March 26, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Seeing this photo of the school with the church in the background both saddens me and makes me smile. What a wonderful educational experience I, as well as so many others, have had at Word of God. As they say, all good things must come to an end. God bless all of the wonderful teachers and staff who have worked within the halls of this school.
Todd Anderson March 27, 2012 at 04:12 AM
What's going to happen to the Word of God school building? Is is going to become vacant?

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