After more than a century and a half of shaping young lives a South Jersey catholic school will be closing its doors.
That is unless parents, students and alum win their fight to save their school.
A meeting will take place Wednesday night as the community of the Saint Mary Grammar School in Gloucester City, N.J. gathers to fight for their school.
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Late last month, the Diocese of Camden announced that the 153-year-old school would close at the end of the current school year. In a letter to parents, Bishop Joseph Galante blamed declining enrollment and increased operational costs for the decision.
The school operated at a $150,000 deficit this year and was expected to lose $250,000 next year.
In a meeting last week a group of 70 parents and school officials decided to continue to fight for the school, according to a school press release.
Wednesday night's meeting takes place at 7 at the Gloucester Catholic High School.