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St Gregory the Great High School Closing after 75 years

St. Gregory High School. Credit: Jeremy Bressman

St. Gregory the Great High School (1677 W Bryn Mawr) has announced that this school year, its 75th in history, will be it’s last; the school is closing its doors after the 2012-2013 school year. According to officials at the school, a lack of financial sustainability and a variety of sizeable impending expenses for general maintenance of their building makes it difficult for them to provide their students with the academic resources and opportunities that they need. According to Wikipedia, St Gregory was established in 1937 and was the first coeducational Catholic school in the Chicago Diocese.

Current students will be offered the opportunity to apply for a transfer at Holy Trinity High School (1443 W Division), which has a similar environment and tuition as St Gregory. If students choose not to attend Holy Trinity, they can receive a $1000 scholarship from the Archdiocese to attend another Catholic high school.


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