3 months ago by Jim Dewey
Numbers increase for the second straight year
Enrollment at Quincy's four Catholic elementary schools has gone up for the second straight year.
Total enrollment in grades K through 8 has increased by 6 percent - or 52 students for the 2013-14 school year.
Of the 955 K-8 students - 83 are new students and of that number - 30 are non-Catholic.
The total number of non-Catholic students in the four schools is 74.
Pre-School enrollment is up six students for a total of 180.
Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools Director of Marketing and Development Paul Rittof credits many people for the increase in enrollment.
“Not the least of which are the excellent teachers in our classrooms who foster a Christ centered faith filled learning environment in our schools,’ Rittof said ‘and that continue to motivate, challenge and nurture our students to be and to do their very best.”
Rittof also credits the principals, pastors and parents in each of the four parishes along with the QCES foundation.
A year ago, the QCES foundation took over the tuition assistance program which is helping 150 families send 228 students to the Catholic elementary schools.