Over the last 92 years, thousands of children have been educated at Winslow's St. John Catholic School.  Sadly, that is coming to an end.

According to the KJ, the school will close at the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

Parents received word of the closing in a letter that arrived Thursday.  The reason given was decline in school aged children in the area and the increase in demand for financial aid.

The superintendent of Maine Catholic Schools wrote:

“As heartbreaking as this is for school families and alumni, we are grateful for the opportunity the diocese had in providing a quality education to generations of students. We also look forward to exploring new and creative ways to help children in the area cultivate their faith.”

The letter also said that the school's staff would help families find other suitable schools for students.

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