above: old machinery from the Globe Dye Works
Earlier this year the Archdiocese announced that it would be closing Northeast Catholic High School. The alumni and parents wasted no time in doing something about that and as a result, in December, The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the National Cristo Rey Network authorized a Planning Team to conduct a feasibility study and preliminary plans for starting a new Cristo Rey model high school in Philadelphia.
The proposed school would be part of the National Cristo Rey Network and not run by the Archdiocese. This would provide for the continuation of the traditions of North at it’s location on Torresdale Avenue. This is not a done deal by any means but it shows what a bottom up approach to problem solving can accomplish.
The 1st information meeting for current and prospective parents and students will be held on Thursday, January 7th at 7:00PM in the NECHS School Auditorium.
A general information meeting for current and prospective parents and students, NECHS alumni, and any other interested parties will be held on Thursday, January 14th at 7:00PM in the NECHS School Auditorium.