GREENVILLE – Our Lady of Lourdes elementary school will soon relocate from East Reed Road to 1501 V.F.W. Road, creating a unified
campus for St. Joseph Catholic School System.
The move is scheduled for the 2015-2016 school year, with construction slated to begin later this spring, according to an April 9 unveiling of plans for the unified campus. Bishop Joseph Kopacz was on hand for the celebration and said he thinks this merger will be good for both school communities.
“It’s time to upgrade our elementary school facilities. Our students at Our Lady of Lourdes deserve the very best, and this new school will provide them with a Catholic education in state-of-the-art facilities,” said Michelle Gardiner, Our Lady of Lourdes Principal.
The school will add classrooms to the south side of the existing St. Joseph structure. Four classrooms will be added to the high school wing to accommodate middle school students alongside their high school counterparts. In addition, a two-classroom addition for Pre-K and kindergarten will complete the new elementary school wing. Additional restrooms, a resource room, an elementary library and a new playground for elementary students are also included in the construction plans.
Tuition rates will not increase as a result, according to Gardiner. The move is being funded by the St. Joseph Catholic Schools Capital Campaign and donations are welcome.
For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact St. Joseph Development Director Doreen Muzzi at 662-402-8137 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.