Mount Assisi Academy closing after 63 years in Lemont, Illinois

Mount Assisi Academy will close at the end of the school year because of declining enrollment and funding deficits.
January 30, 2014 10:33:37 AM PST
Mount Assisi Academy will close at the end of the school year because of declining enrollment and funding deficits.

The all-girls Catholic high school has been educating young women for 63 years in southwest suburban Lemont and has a long history and deep-rooted support from current and former students.

Students have already set up a Facebook page called Save Mount Assisi Academy, and alums are launching a fundraising effort. However, school administrators said they have implemented stop-gap solutions for years, so even if the money comes through that's no guarantee the school will remain open.

"I don't have a yes or no answer," Sister Therese Ann Quigney, provincial superior, said.

Administrators have said they will help students transition to new schools.


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