Fr. John Jimenez, pastor and director of St. Charles Borromeo School in San Francisco, and the Archdiocese of San Francisco have notified school parents and faculty that the K-8 elementary school will suspend operations at the end of the current school year in June.
The Archdiocese said that enrollment at the 129-year-old school has declined by almost half over the past three years. “It will take a period of time and much work to build enrollment back up to where it needs to be to provide a solid learning environment for our children,” the Archdiocese stated.
The 130-year-old school building faces imminent serious construction and seismic challenges. The Archdiocese said that “these include expensive construction and seismic issues which must be planned for now and begin to be addressed in the very near future.”
Strengthening enrollment at the parish school and addressing the physical plant challenges are the primary objectives to be met while school operations are suspended. The most immediate task though, beginning next week, is assisting all current K-7 students in registering at nearby Catholic schools for the fall semester.
Full story from Archdiocese of San Francisco website.