Queen of Angels Academy forced to close

MONTREAL – Queen of Angels Academy, a semi-private secondary school for girls in Dorval, is set to close at the end of the 2014 school year.

The reason is being attributed to the significant decrease in enrolment over the past seven years.

In 2006-07, there were 515 students attending the academy, while currently there are 186 enrolled at the school.

In July, the school put up almost a quarter of land on its campus in an attempt to boost its revenues.

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The president of the board of directors, Dominic Varvaro, said then that the Queen of Angels Academy, like many other private schools, was struggling in a competitive private school market place.

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In order to make up the costs of declining enrolment, the school was forced to increase its fees, which have doubled since 2006.

Queen of Angels Academy was founded y the Congregation of the Sisters of Sainte-Anne in 1888.

WATCH: Its the last school year for students at Queen of Angels Academy in Dorval. As Elysia Bryan-Baynes reports, the private all girls school has been struggling with enrolment for years.

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