Christian Brothers School, a Lasallian institution, and St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School, both located in New Orleans, Louisiana, will join together to create a new Catholic school at the start of the 2016-2017 school year. The new school will be called St. Anthony of Padua: A Christian Brothers School and will be conducted by the Brothers of the Christian Schools and Lasallian Partners on the St. Anthony campus. This is a collaboration that is part of an Archdiocesan strategic plan to include a reconfiguration of grade levels for Catholic schools.
“Faced with the charge of expanding our program to include grades PK-7, we have always believed it important to both preserve the excellence of the existing middle school for boys in City Park and to create a quality academic program to best meet the needs of the young people of the greater New Orleans area and, to the extent possible, the needs of the city itself,” wrote Christian Brothers School President/Principal Joey M. Scaffidi, AFSC.
The strategic plan calls for Christian Brothers School to continue its traditional operation as a grade five through seven all-male middle school, while St. Anthony of Padua will transition to a Lasallian school conducting a coed, pre-K through fourth grade student body and an all-girls five through seven student body.