From Fr. Paul Portland -
I am sad to report that our school will close at the end of this school year (2022-2023). It was a difficult decision, but one made in consultation with the school and finance offices of the archdiocese and after exploring other options. Our enrollment this past year was 116, down from 200 pre-pandemic. We would not have survived these past two years without pandemic generated government aid. Demographics show that the birth rate has declined, so there are less children coming of school age, while there are multiple Catholic and public schools in a small area. Despite efforts to increase enrollment, including accepting Choice students, the conclusion of all participants was that our school is not sustainable, at least at the level of academic excellence that we have had over the 12 years of our existence. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask me.
I thank our staff for their dedication to our students. They have done a wonderful job. I also thank our parents and children for being a part of the Wauwatosa Catholic community.
Lastly, I ask you to accompany the staff, students, and families in prayer.