Statement of Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Catholic Schools on Saint Edmund School Transition


January 13, 2016

Saint Edmund Parish, located in Oak Park, in coordination with the Archdiocesan School Board, Office of Catholic Schools and Archbishop Blase J. Cupich, has made the decision to close Saint Edmund School (Pre-K through 8th Grade) at the end of the 2015-2016 academic year.

St. Edmund School has been affected by declining enrollment and fiscal difficulties in recent years. School leadership, the school community and the Archdiocese have worked hard to restore the school to viability,however, despite best efforts, finances and enrollment have not

The Archdiocese of Chicago remains committed to providing strong Catholic schools throughout Cook and Lake Counties. The Archdiocese commends St. Edmund School’s dedicated leaders, faculty and staff for
their tireless work to instill a rich Catholic identity into an academically excellent community. We will be celebrating the school in the coming months and also keeping the school’s memories and
contributions alive, even after the doors close. We will also work with affected families to find alternative ways for their children to continue their Catholic education. Please join us in praying for the St.
Edmund School community.