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Central Falls’ lone Catholic school to close

February 12, 2014

The Diocese of Providence has announced that the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Academy, located at 909 Lonsdale Ave. in Central Falls, will close after this school year due to lack of enrollment. The school opened in 1995, combining the resources of three former parish schools in Central Falls: Notre Dame, Holy Trinity and St. Matthew. (Photo by Ernest A. Brown)

CENTRAL FALLS — Due to declining enrollment and financial deficits, the Square Mile City is losing its only Catholic school.

The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Academy, located at 909 Lonsdale Ave., will close at the end of the school year, according to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence. The news was announced to faculty, staff and parents by letter on Tuesday, and an informational meeting for parents was scheduled for Wednesday night at the school.

Operated by the Diocese of Providence, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Academy served boys and girls from pre-kindergarten through grade 8. The school opened in 1995 and was formed through the combined resources of three former parish schools in Central Falls: Notre Dame, Holy Trinity and St. Matthew.

For full story, see Thursday's edition of The Times.

 

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