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The Academy of Our Lady
Address
537 Avenue D
Marrero, Louisiana Louisiana, (Jefferson Parish), 70072
 United States
Coordinates 29°54′6″N 90°5′48″W / 29.90167°N 90.09667°W / 29.90167; -90.09667Coordinates: 29°54′6″N 90°5′48″W / 29.90167°N 90.09667°W / 29.90167; -90.09667
Information
Type Private, All-Girls
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic,
Salesian Sisters
Established 2007
Principal Sister Mary Colombo
Asst. Principal Michelle Coulon
Teri Verret
Grades 812
Enrollment 650-675 (2008)
Color(s) Carolina Blue and Silver          
Mascot Penguin
Accreditation(s) Southern Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Athletic Director Teri Verret
Website

The Academy of Our Lady is a high school for girls on the west bank of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans.

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Background

The Academy of Our Lady was established in 2007. The school was created when Archbishop Blenk High School and Immaculata High School merged. The school is for 8-12 grade and is run by the Salesian Sisters.

Controversy

Alumnae from both Blenk and Immaculata were outraged when the merger was announced, and many voiced their opinions through a (now defunct) website, www.stopthemerger.net. Adding to the confusion and anger concerning the proposed merger, was the apparent inability of the Archdiocese to decide on the location of the "new" school. Initially, Immaculata was to close its doors, and all students were to attend at the Archbishop Blenk location, at least until a completely new school was constructed in the future. The Archdiocese then changed plans, instead determining that both campuses would remain open, but under a new name. Finally, the decision was made to close Archbishop Blenk, after more than 46 years in operation as an award-winning Catholic high school for girls.[[1]]

External links

1 Purpura, Paul. "Archbishop Blenk to Close", The Times Picayune, January 4, 2007.

Notes and references

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