Update 3:20 p.m. During an afternoon press conference, state and archdiocese officials announced an infulx of funding will help keep St. Hubert’s, Bonner-Prendie, Conwell-Egan and West Catholic open.
“The grassroots efforts to save these schools, coupled with the advocacy of legislators and the generosity of many who wish to make our schools healthy again brought us to this innovative new model for Catholic secondary education,” Archbishop Charles Chaput said.
More than $12 million was raised to keep the schools open.
Original report The waiting game will end today for four Archdiocese of Philadelphia high schools.
St. Hubert’s and Bonner-Prendie were set to learn their fate last Friday following their appeals, but news of a mysterious donation stalled the decision.
Today at 3 p.m., they’ll learn whether they and West Catholic and Conwell-Egan have been spared. All four were told Jan. 6 by the Blue Ribbon Commission that the schools would close at the end of the year.
NewsWorks will have more details as the story develops.