St. Sylvester School In Brentwood Closes Its Doors

Only 57 students were enrolled at the school

Andrew Limberg
July 15, 2019 - 3:31 pm

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - It was announced Monday that Saint Sylvester School in Brentwood will not open for the 2019-20 school year.

Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik made the decision to close the school after a request from Father Steve Kresak, the administrator of the grouping in which Saint Sylvester Parish and School are located, that said enrollment was too low to continue.

"Most significantly, your priest-administrator, Father Steve Kresak, informed me that the number of enrolled students has dropped so dramatically that he had no choice but to renew his request to close the school," Bishop Zubik wrote.

In February of this year Zubik said the school could be open another year so “that its future could be assessed” but that was back when 89 students were enrolled.

Since then enrollment has dropped to 57.

The diocese says arrangements are in place to help the remaining students find a nearby Catholic school.

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