Holy Rosary Academy and High School to relocate for the upcoming school year

SCM • Thu, May 10 2012 at 7:00am

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Schools to move to the campus of the former Our Lady of Lourdes School on the corner of Napoleon Ave. and Ferret St. in New Orleans.

To accommodate the needs of the student body and to allow for Our Lady of the Rosary Parish to expand its parish-based ministries, Holy Rosary Academy and Holy Rosary High School will be moving from the current location at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish on Esplanade Ave. to the site of the former Our Lady of Lourdes school on the corner of Napoleon Ave. and Ferret St. in New Orleans. 

“We have been investigating possibilities for a new site for the two schools for almost six months now,” said Catholic schools superintendent, Dr. Jan Lancaster.  “I, along with the school administration, feel that this move is in the best interest of the Holy Rosary school community and will provide an opportunity for growth for the schools.”

Holy Rosary Academy and Holy Rosary High School were established as Catholic schools that provide special assistance for students with alternative learning styles.  The schools serve children from Pre-K thru high school that may not have success in traditional classroom settings and need more individual attention. 

The school is entering into a 10-year lease with Blessed Trinity Parish, a parish formed after Katrina of the parishioners from Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Matthias and St. Monica parishes all closed after Katrina.  The school building at the OLL site was renovated and restored following Katrina and until this school year had been leased to the Recovery School District as a Charter School. 

“It it important that we thank Our Lady of the Rosary parish and pastor, Fr. David Robicheaux for providing a home for Holy Rosary for the past decade.  Fr. Assare and the Blessed Trinity Parish Council have gone above and beyond to make this move a possibility for the Holy Rosary students, and we are so grateful to them for that,” said Dr. Lancaster.  “The Catholic church is committed to the mission and ministry of Holy Rosary Academy and Holy Rosary High School.”

In a letter to the Holy Rosary Academy and High School communities, Archbishop Gregory Aymond wrote, “I am committed to not only the success but the ministry of Holy Rosary Academy and Holy Rosary High School.  I want to see the students, and thereby the schools, successful.”

He closed the letter by pledging to join the school communities in the fall to dedicate their new campus. 

Despite the move to a new location, Holy Rosary Academy and Holy Rosary High School will retain their names at least for the foreseeable future.  For more information about Holy Rosary Academy and Holy Rosary High School, call (504) 482-7173 or go online to www.hra-hrhs.org.