St. Louis Public Radio News
10:18 am
Mon January 6, 2003

Two Catholic High Schools Will Merge

St. Louis, MO – Two Catholic high schools in St. Louis County will merge because of declining enrollments.

Archbishop Justin Rigali says the archdiocese will consolidate St. Thomas Aquinas-Mercy High School in Florissant with Rosary High School. The yet-to-be-named new school will open in August on the campus of Rosary.

The archdiocese will then sell the property where St. Thomas Aquinas-Mercy is, with proceeds going to the Rosary campus.

At their peak, both schools enrolled about 1,500 students. Today, Rosary's enrollment is just 370, while Aquinas has 292 students.