When word came from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia that St. Monica School in Berwyn would close in June, parents, students, faculty and staff were crushed.
Wednesday marked the first day of school for students in Archdiocese schools, including former St. Monica Students.
A dozen students in the Country Gate neighborhood are starting at St. Katharine's School in Wayne this fall. Wednesday morning worries started giving way to smiles as former St. Monica students waited to the bus to take them to their new school.
So, how was the first day at the St. Monica's students new school?
Katie Krisko sent in this report on the first day of school for, along with the photo.
We have 12 children from Country Gate Road who sadly left SMS. We were so fortunate that St Katharine of Siena took all of us in. The SKS families have been so warm and welcoming.
(St. Katharine) Principal Bud Tosti was amazing. My shy second grader, Caroline was so nervous but came home with huge smiles because the children were so friendly!
My kindergartener, Johnny, who will start Monday is now super excited because all the neighborhood kids had a great day!"
Other former St. Monica students are now attending St. Patrick's Parish School in Malvern, St. Norbert's in Paoli, Tredyffrin Easttown School District schools and a handful of other private schools.