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Catholic elementary school in Illinois will close at the end of the month

May 4, 2022
St. Dominic Catholic School in Bolingbrook is a victim of declining enrollment.

 St. Dominic Catholic School, a preK-8 elementary school in Bolingbrook, Ill., will close later this month.

The Catholic Diocese of Joliet has decided to shutter the campus because of a continued decline in enrollment, reports WJOL.

Student numbers have dropped from 253 in 2016 to 175 in 2021.

The school had an enrollment goal of between 169 and 178 students for 2022-23, but so far has registered only 140 students.

The school is financially supported through tuition and subsidies from St. Dominic Parish and St. Francis of Assisi Parish, both in Bolingbrook. 

St. Dominic Catholic School employs 14 full-time and10 part-time employees. The diocese says it will work with St. Dominic’s staff on placement opportunities at other schools.

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