Judge rejects Girard College plan to eliminate high school, boarding

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Despite the school’s financial woes, a Philadelphia judge has ruled that Girard College may not drop its high school and boarding programs.

The board that oversees the 165-year-old school says the decision threatens its financial stability.

“Unfortunately, the court has chosen a path that only prolongs the financial uncertainty that now threatens the future of Girard College, so we respectfully disagree with the decision,” says Kevin Feeley, a spokesman for the Board of Directors of City Trusts, which oversees the school, operated through a bequest of 19th-century Philadelphia fiancier Stephen Girard.

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