Epiphany Catholic School will Reopen Good Shepherd Catholic School in Little Village for the 2021-2022 school year to Meet the Growing Demand for Early Childhood Education in the Little Village Area
Chicago, (June 1, 2021) – The Good Shepherd Catholic School building at 2725 S. Kolin Ave. in Little Village will be reopened for the 2021-22 school year to house an expansion of neighboring Epiphany Catholic School’s preschool and kindergarten programs. The intent is to grow Good Shepherd into a full, Preschool- 8th grade school building again in the future.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, June 2, at the doors of the school. Members of the Good Shepherd, Epiphany and greater Little Village communities are expected to be in attendance.
“Throughout the years, it has become abundantly clear through community discussions, enrollment trends, census data, parish data and the great faith of our community that there is an urgent need for an expansion of Catholic education on the West Side of Chicago’s vibrant Little Village neighborhood,” said Scott Ernst, principal of Epiphany. Epiphany, located at4223 W. 25th St., is a Big Shoulders Fund Plus School.
Good Shepherd has begun enrolling preschool (ages 3 and 4) and kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year. Families interested in their children’s attending the school should contact Epiphany at 773-762-1542.
Good Shepherd Catholic School closed in 2005, but the building had been leased and occupied by a public school until about two years ago. The building has been vacant since. It was announced last March that the Epiphany and Good Shepherd parishes would merge through the archdiocese’s Renew My Church initiative.
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The Archdiocese of Chicago, the third largest in the United States, serves more than 2.2 million Catholics in 290 parishes in Cook and Lake counties, a geographic area of 1,411 square miles. The Archdiocese, pastored by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, has more than 15,000 employees in its systems and ministries, including Catholic Charities, the region's largest nonprofit social service agency. The Archdiocese also has one of the country's largest seminaries. The Archdiocese's 162 elementary and secondary schools comprise one of the largest U.S. private school systems. Its schools have garnered 94 U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Awards.