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Officials from the St. Francis School in Goshen and St. Francis High School in Louisville announced a merger between the two schools Feb. 22.
The merged school will be called St. Francis School. The new school is the only independent school in Louisville serving 2-year-olds through 12th graders.
The high school will continue to operate at its downtown location, the lower and middle Schools will continue to be located in Goshen, and the preschool will continue to operate at its Harrods Creek location for the immediate future.
Alexandra S. Thurstone, a 1980 graduate of St. Francis School and 1984 graduate of St. Francis High School, will serve as the head of school.
She currently serves as the head of St. Francis High School.
Ben Holt, co-chairman of the St. Francis High School Board, said, “This is a marriage of two like-minded educational institutions.
“Each school is similarly positioned, and we are very much in sync in terms of our missions, visions, core values, and overall educational philosophies.
“We are thrilled for our parents, students, faculty and staff, alumni, founders, and donors that we are able to bring these schools together and ensure that we will continue to educate Louisville-area students for many years to come.”
Wes Johnson, co-chair of the St. Francis High School Board, said, “We want everyone to know that a ‘St. Francis education’ is, and will be for generations in the future, available for children ages two through 18.”
Johnson said St. Francis School is a place where students “love to learn, because learning here is an active, engaged process led by outstanding faculty who appreciate students’ individual talents and guide them to achieve their dreams.”
Since discussions of the merger began in December, both schools have seen increased admissions activity in the form of tours and applications.
There is a waitlist for ninth grade.