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Royalmont Academy confirmed as archdiocesan school

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Friday, September 4, 2009

ST. ANDREW DEANERY — Royalmont Academy principal Tony Ferraro has received confirmation that Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk has formally approved Royalmont Academy’s application to be recognized as a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

The action is the result of a multi-year effort by the school and its board of directors.

“Today is a great day for the Royalmont family,” said Ferraro. “More than anything else, this recognition formalizes what has always been the key element to the mission of the school — to be of service to the church. We are truly grateful to His Excellency for approving our application and to Brother Joe Kamis, SM, and the many people in the Catholic Schools Office who provided direction during this process.”

Royalmont will formally operate as an independent, non-parochial Catholic school for preschool through eighth-grade students within the diocese.

Royalmont will be subject to a two-year probationary period with the archdiocese. The school is affiliated with the National Consultants for Education and has a relationship with the Legionaries of Christ, a Roman Catholic order of priests and Regnum Christi, a Catholic lay movement.

To celebrate Royalmont Academy’s recognition by the archdiocese, Archbishop Pilarczyk will celebrate Mass at the school for faculty, parents and students on Sept. 25.

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