FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Catholic girls school in downtown Frederick says the 192-year-old institution will close June 30 due to low enrollment and rising costs.
Visitation Academy Chairman Mark Matan (MAT’-en) announced the shutdown Friday in a letter to parents.
Archdiocese of Baltimore spokesman Sean Caine says in an email that 89 students are registered for next school year. WTOP-FM reported the school’s enrollment at 145 in 2012.
The school offered classes from pre-kindergarten through middle school.
Matan’s letter says school officials and the archdiocese will help families find other Catholic schools for their children.
The school’s website says the nearly four-acre property is the largest parcel in the downtown historic district.
The Frederick News-Post reported the shutdown Friday. It says the property has an assessed value of nearly $3.7 million.
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