Reversing the Trend the State of Catholic Schools in the Suburbs Schools Using New Tools to Keep Up Enrollment
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As are a number of Catholic schools, St. Alexander is struggling with declining enrollment.
So, the Villa Park school is marketing itself on the silver screen: 15-second spots tout its "warm and nurturing" environment, small classes and daily P.E. The commercials are running for 28 weeks at the York Theatre in Elmhurst.
"We thought we needed to do something a little
different," Principal Glenn Purpura said.
St. Alexander, which will recoup its $8,000 investment if just two additional students register next year, is one of several Catholic schools turning to creative measures to attract more students.
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Publication information: Article title: Reversing the Trend the State of Catholic Schools in the Suburbs Schools Using New Tools to Keep Up Enrollment. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: May 30, 2009. Page number: 1. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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