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Archbishop officially recognizes St. Peter Claver Latin School for Boys

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May 14, 2012

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr has officially recognized St. Peter Claver Latin School for Boys as the 114th Catholic school of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, effective July 1, 2012.


Dr. Jim Rigg, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, made the announcement at noon today.


The school initiated a process to become a recognized Catholic school in January at the request of Principal Barry Williams. In the months that followed, the school participated in a multi-step process to ensure that its religious, academic, and operational programs meet relevant archdiocesan, state, and federal standards. Archbishop Schnurr accepted St. Peter Claver as a private, independent, non-parochial Catholic elementary school last week.


St. Peter Claver was founded by Fr. Albert Lauer, an Archdiocesan priest, in 1999. Located in the annex of Old St. Mary’s Church in Over-the-Rhine (Cincinnati), St. Peter Claver serves a population of urban boys in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. For more information about the school, see http://www.stpeterclaverlatin.org/.

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