Another Catholic School Closes

Only four students currently enrolled in third grade

Declining enrollment has claimed another Catholic grade school in the area.

Our Lady of Peace in Milmont Park, Pa. will close at the end of the 2008-2009 school year, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia said Monday.

Rev. Louis Kolenkiewicz announced the closure to members of the parish during services Sunday.

Enrollment at the school, which offers Pre-K – eighth grades, dropped from 262 students in 2000 to 128 this year. Currently, there are only four students in the third grade.

Students will attend Notre Dame de Lourdes Parish Elementary School in Swarthmore.

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