Tuesday, February 28, 2017

How they saved Bonner & Prendie

What a difference five years makes.

Five years ago, Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast high schools were given a death threat - by their own archdiocese. A blue ribbon commission tasked with reviewing archdiocesan schools and making recommendations did the unthinkable - not what everyone expected, merging the two schools, but instead recommending both be closed.

It was a punch to the gut to those who loved the twin schools on the hill in the Drexel Hill section of Upper Darby.

Five years later, the merged school is thriving once again.

What happened?

Some call it the Miracle on the Hill.

Actually, it was a lot of hard work. And, of course, a lot of money.

You can read about how they managed to save Bonner & Prendie in today's editorial.

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