Cardinal Gibbons School in Baltimore, Maryland will close its doors at the end of this academic year. The school is administered by the Archdiocese of Baltimore and became a member of the Lasallian Network in 1997, when Brother Kevin Strong assumed the position of principal, upon the invitation of the Archbishop.
The closure of Cardinal Gibbons and 12 other schools in the Baltimore area is part of the Archdiocese’s consolidation plan to make Catholic education more affordable and accessible. Declining enrollment, a changing workforce, aging facilities, decreasing financial support and increasing costs are cited as the reasons for the closure.
In 1962, Cardinal Gibbons opened with 150 freshmen. Presently, the school has nearly 360 students. The Archdiocese has promised space will be available at another Catholic school for every student affected by the closure.