St. Louis Catholic Academy to Relocate

St. Louis Catholic Academy is moving. According to an announcement by the Archdiocese of St. Louis, the school will relocate to the former La Salle Charter School beginning with the 2024-2025 school year.

“We believe that this building will provide our school community with a secure, state-of-the-art setting in which we can provide a quality education,” said Maureen DePriest, Ed.D., Deputy Superintendent for Catholic Education. “It is our hope that this move will help us create an institution that will serve the students and families of North St. Louis City for years to come.”

The relocation marks a significant transition for St. Louis Catholic Academy, which opened on Carter Avenue in 2003 when the St. Engelbert Focus School merged with Bishop Healy. SLCA’s roots, however, date back much further. It originally opened with 36 students as St. Engelbert Catholic School in 1891, and the current school building was dedicated in 1931.

The new location at 1106 North Jefferson Avenue carries its own historical significance, having opened as a parish and school in 1871. It housed Central Catholic Community School from 1970 to 2012 before becoming La Salle Charter, which closed its doors in June of 2023.

Located approximately four miles from the current SLCA site, the building has recently undergone extensive renovations and will represent a fresh chapter for SLCA and its community. Current families, staff, and students have been invited to an early viewing of the new facility this week. We can’t wait to see the new space and will keep you updated as St. Louis Catholic Academy embarks on this exciting journey.

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