Catholic Diocese to Open Magnet School at Benedictine Site
RICHMOND, VA - The
Catholic Diocese of Richmond will open a magnet school next school year in the
former Benedictine College Preparatory on Sheppard Street in Richmond.
The new school will be
called Saint Katharine Drexel Preparatory and will serve sixth through eighth
grades, focusing on science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and math.
"Our desire is to
create a uniquely excellent educational opportunity for middle school children
in the greater Richmond community in a building that has been serving the youth
of Richmond for 100 years," said Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo in a statement.
Officials for the new school
will spend this year developing the curriculum and getting the building
ready for students. The school's first class is expected to start next fall.