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Heavy hearts over closing of Cathedral Grammar School

When word came that Cathedral Grammar School in the South End would close at the end of the academic year, many children were devastated. Parents, while upset, are determined to continue their children’s Catholic education.

The Rev. Kevin O’Leary, rector at Cathedral of the Holy Cross, sent a letter to parents last week telling them that the century-old school that educates students from prekindergarten through sixth grade must shutter its doors because of declining enrollment caused by shifting demographics. By Friday, many parents, some traveling from as far away as Weymouth, already had ideas about where their children will attend school next fall.

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