Reverend Addresses People Upset Over Saint James the Greater School Closure

The Dogtown school's K-8 program is going away after this school year.

Maria Keena
February 08, 2019 - 8:12 am
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — It's official: Saint James the Greater School will be closed permanently.

Parishioners at the Dogtown church received a letter Thursday from the parish priest. A letter was also posted on the school's Facebook page:

The letter reads in part: "If you have been receiving tuition assistance from the Archdiocese through the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation, they will continue to assist you with any parochial school you choose; however, at this point the parish does not have the funds to assist you directly."

Father RajPaul Sundararaj apologized to those parishioners who are mad at him, but said in order to sustain the parish, both could not be balanced.

Despite the closure of the school's K-8 program, postings on the school's Facebook page since the letter indicate that St. James the Greater will continue its preschool program.

Related: St. James the Greater School May Have to Close This Year