LEMONT, Ill. (CBS) — After 63 years in education, Mount Assisi Academy in Lemont says it will close its doors as a four-year high school at the end of the school year.

A statement on the school’s website says the all-girls Catholic school has been struggling with falling enrollment.

“Our religious community has substantially subsidized the Academy for years and is unable to continue this level of giving. As enrollment has fallen, the reality that the smaller the pool of students, the more expensive the education per person becomes has fueled both our efforts to increase enrollment and our need to look carefully at the reality of our school situation,” said Sister Therese Ann Quigney
Provincial Superior in the statement.

There will be a meeting on Feb. 5 at the school with members of the current junior class and their parents to discuss whether or not the school will stay open until their graduation.

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