Sunday, February 13, 2011
St. Martin of Tours Church in New Hope may close school
By Charlie Sahner
Rumors are flying among parents of children enrolled at St. Martin of Tours School in New Hope that the institution is closing.
St. Martin of Tours School is a private Catholic elementary school serving students of all denominations from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade.
Some speculate that low enrollment may be the cause. Other parents are wondering how a potential closure might affect enrollment figures at New Hope-Solebury schools, although several parents have said on a popular local Facebook site that they would move their children to other area Catholic schools if necessary.
School teachers and staff there seem well-liked by students and parents, some of whom say they are still fighting to keep the school open.
A church spokesperson contacted Sunday confirmed the move was under consideration, but said, "The final word will come from the Cardinal within two weeks."