Brookline Regional Catholic School to become Saint John Bosco Academy

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Brookline Regional Catholic School has announced it will become Saint John Bosco Academy on July 1, be sponsored by five additional parishes, and have a new governing structure.

The school currently is sponsored by Saint Pius, Resurrection and Our Lady of Loreto. New sponsoring parishes are Saint Catherine of Sienna In Beechview, Saint Mary of the Mount in Mount Washignton, Prince of Peace on the South Side, Saint Pamphilus in Beechview and Saint John Vianney in Allentown.

In a news release, Bishop David Zubik said, "This is part of our continuing effort to ensure that Catholic education remains strong and vibrant in the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

"Renaming the school 'Saint John Bosco' truly honors a great saint who gave his life to the education and evangelization of children. It also reflects the ongoing and renewed support of the parishes associated with the school as each and every one of the parishes associated with Saint John Bosco Academy will now have a formal role in its operation."

Brookline Regional Catholic started in 1995 when the three sponsoring parishes closed their parish elementary schools. This school year, 180 students were in PreK-8.

Saint John Bosco, who lived from 1815 to 1888, was an Italian priest who founded the Salesian order.

Education writer Eleanor Chute: or 412-263-1955. First Published June 26, 2014 12:00 AM

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