A recent music festival held at could not save the only Catholic school in Douglas County,
Peg Patrick and Magi Kyle both told Douglasville Patch that the school will be closing its doors at the end of the year.
Stephanie Martin, a parent at the school, told the Sentinel that, “St. Rose is struggling, like a lot of private schools.” Martin helped organize the event meant to help keep the school open but the estimated $133,000 needed, was not raised.
St. Rose is not in the Archdiocese of Atlanta and is not an independent school under the Archdiocese. A map of regional Catholic schools can be found at http://www.archatl.com/education/ocs/regionmap.html.
St. Rose Academy is a private Catholic school, using the Seton Catholic curriculum and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The school offers classes for students in Pre-K through eigth grade. The school employs an estimated 10 teachers.
Employees, parents and board members have been tight-lipped about the closure, not returning emails and phone calls or wanting their name associated with an article.