St. Gabriel Update

08/23/18 - posted by Frank Dunnigan - dunnigan<at>sonic.net

More changing times...

St. Gabriel School, now 70 years old, was once the largest Catholic elementary school west of Chicago, with 1,200 students (50 per class, with 3 classes at each grade level, from 1-8) from the 1950s through the 1970s. In this millennium, there have been only 2 classes at each grade level, K-8, with 30-35 students per class. A St. Gabe's grad told me that the new school year, which began this week, has only 1 class of students at the Kindergarten level--and this will likely be the case going forward for each grade level. Just like most other Catholic schools, there are no more nuns.

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