Mount Assisi Academy to close at end of this school year
An all-girls Catholic high school in the southwest suburbs is closing.
Mount Assisi Academy in suburban Lemont will shut down at the end of the current school year.
School officials made the announcement to parents and students Wednesday night.
Press conference was held this morning by school officials.
The school says declining enrollments and increasing deficits over the last seven years led to the decision. In the 2006-07 school year there were 315 students enrolled, today there are only 100 students.
Facebook page called save Mt. Assisi Academy was set up yesterday and already has 1,800 followers.
A meeting will be held Feb. 5 at the school to discuss the closure and alternatives for students.