ST. PAUL (WCCO) — Three Catholic schools in Minnesota are closing at the end of the 2010-2011 school year, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis announced Friday.

The move, which will affect more than 100 students, is due to a lack of long term -term sustainability.

The schools are St. Joseph School of Red Wing, San Miguel Middle School of Minneapolis and St. Mathias School of Hampton.

“The closing of a school is always difficult,” said Marty Frauenheim, Superintendent of Catholic Schools. “The Archdiocese is working closely with school leaders to ease the transition for affected families.”

Priests, principals and other leaders at the schools made the decision after an urgent review process that began in October 2010.

After the closings, there will be 95 Catholic schools within the Archdiocese.

Comments (2)
  1. Cindy Wood says:

    It’s so sad – another school (San Miguel Middle School) who made such a difference in students’ lives, who otherwise would not have this opportunity, closing – and we wonder why we are no longer able to compete in the global world! I am a public school teacher but support any school that is helping students succeed. This school did – look at its record and the difference it has made. Come on, alumni! There has got to be someone out there who has the funds to support this school. You owe them!

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