The typical St. Christopher’s Secondary School and St. Patrick’s High School, both in Sarnia, have quite an adventure in their future.
And that’s even before they graduate.
With the temporary closure of St. Christopher’s next year (and for the entire school year), all Catholic high school students in the area will make St. Patrick’s their temporary home.
A year later, September 2014, St. Patrick’s East Street location will shutter its doors and the Fighting Irish will make their new home on a renovated St. Christopher site.
It won’t be an unimpressive renovation either, with the Catholic board of education saying the $12 million price tag will be about half of what it cost to build St. Christopher’s as well as St-Francois Xavier (the francophone campus) and St. Anne’s elementary school, all located within eyesight of one another on the Rapids Parkway lands.
Adding classrooms and upgrading the facility to handle the combined students and faculty is so extensive that the temporary closure of the St. Christopher’s facility is necessary.