Monday, June 9, 2014
BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh is closing a K-8 school due to low enrollment, and three churches that haven't been used as worship sites since 2011.
Holy Child School in Bridgeville had only 82 pupils this year, and only 53 enrolled for the fall. It's $4,100 tuition was about $700 more than the diocesan average, and church official say it would have had to charge nearly $5,800 to maintain staffing levels.
The school will close Friday, at the end of this school year.
The diocese is also closing St. Ignatius church, which was part of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Carnegie, and the former Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Barnabas churches, which had been part of Word of God Parish in Swissvale.
Those buildings will close June 30.