Findings of the yearlong Blue Ribbon Commission will close 44 Catholic elementary, 4 high schools

West Catholic High School

1/6/12 – Philadelphia, PA – On Friday, January 6, Archbishop Chaput, O.F.M. and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that it would be closing 44 Catholic elementary schools, and 4 high schools, including West Catholic High School, at the end of the academic year. Officials from each of the schools were informed Friday morning ahead of the public announcement at 4PM that afternoon. Currently, there are 178 schools serving about 68,000 students in the Archdiocese.

Our thoughts and prayers to the students and families of West Catholic, and all the Catholic schools of the Archdiocese during this time of transition.