For the past nine decades, the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph have been dedicated to educating generations of young women at Immaculata Academy, helping them reach their spiritual, intellectual and physical potential. While we fully understand the reasons behind the decision to close the Academy, we are saddened over the Sisters' decision to end their sponsorship of the Academy and the decision of the Board of Trustees to close the school.
I encourage Immaculata families to continue their daughters' Catholic education at another Catholic high school. I am also asking our school communities to work closely with these young women to make it a smooth transition as they move to a new education setting.
I know that Immaculata alumnae as well as current students, through their service and their exemplary lives, will continue the legacy of the Sisters, to witness the Gospel in joy and peace, committed to prayer, service and care for creation.