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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KSDK) - St. Elizabeth Academy,in theCity of St. Louis,will close at the end of the school year.

The Sisters of the Most Precious Blood of O'Fallon, Missouri, approved the recommendation of the St. Elizabeth Academy Board of Directors to close the school due to declining enrollment.

"For more than a century, St. Elizabeth Academy has made a positive difference in the lives of thousands of young women, carrying out our mission to develop the successful woman inside each girl. That is why this was such a heartbreaking decision. However after more than three years of discussion, intense research, input, and prayer we see no other way. Sadly the declining enrollment, the increasing deficit, and the cost of maintaining the aging physical plant make it no longer feasible to continue," said Sister Susan Borgel, CPPS, President of the School.

St. Elizabeth Academy is a private Catholic girl's college preparatory high school that was founded in 1882, and is recognized for making academic success an attainable goal for girls from diverse backgrounds.