which has Grades K-8, has more then 200 students and school officials
expect enrollment to double to about 400 for the next school year. The
growth of the Catholic community has meant that the demand for Catholic
schools has outstripped the supply.
the school, consecrating altars in a chapel and in the school
auditorium, and celebrating mass, Archbishop Gregory pointed to more
growth in the archdiocese. He said he has already participated in the
consecration of three new churches in his first year since being
appointed to Atlanta. The Catholic population is currently 5 percent.
opened as an independent Catholic school in August. Its board purchased
a converted office park. Operational expenses are financed
independently by the fundraising efforts of laypeople who wanted to
make a Catholic school available to families in the northern part of
Gwinnett. The school is not supported financially by the archdiocese.
Dame Academy in Duluth is a symbol of the growth of Catholicism in
metro Atlanta, Archbishop Wilton Gregory told the students and staff
during a recent visit.