Saturday, February 15, 2014
Pope John Paul II Family Academy to close
See this Tablet article dated 2.12.2014 about the closing of Pope John Paul II Family Academy (in the former St. Barbara School) this June. Lack of funds is given as the reason. Please recall that this academy was funded by an anonymous donor. At the time of the schools initiation, there was some report of the donor's insistence of family participation in Sunday Mass. The Tablet article does not indicate the enrollment or the grades that are being taught, nor does it mention staffing. A rooftop photo on the academy's website shows about 110 students and 15 staff, including two or three religious Sisters, perhaps from Poland.