A small Charlotte elementary school will grow to include middle school grades based on the requests of staff and parents, as well as some serious fundraising.
According to excerpts from the article:
Around it, public schools are dealing with significant deficits, but St. Mary School, a private Catholic school with just 64 students, is riding its own wave.
This coming fall the school will expand to offer sixth grade, with plans to offer seventh and eighth grades in subsequent years. The school has proven it has the financial means to do it - and growing enrollment numbers to sustain the move.
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