Tag: Catholic Diocese of Orlando

Catholic school closure an SOS for private schools in pandemic

An 82-year-old Catholic school in Florida has abruptly announced its closure, another telling sign that COVID-19 is eroding the financial ground beneath private schools. At the beginning of the school year, the Catholic Diocese of Orlando had been discussing the possibility of revamping the St. Joseph Academy in Lakeland, Florida,[Read More…]

For some Florida private schools, pandemic ‘may very well mean closure’

The 43 Catholic schools serving 15,000 students in the Diocese of Orlando began making preparations for the Covid-19 pandemic in February. It knew then, said Superintendent Henry Fortier, that “this virus posed, in some instances, potential extinction for us.” By mid-April, a handful of families at virtually every school –[Read More…]