The Archdiocese of Chicago plans to close three schools in Chicago and the suburbs at the end of the 2015-2016 academic year.
The schools slated for closure are Saint Agatha Catholic Academy in Chicago, Saint Peter School in Antioch and Seton Academy in South Holland.
Saint Agatha Catholic Academy will close due to low enrollment, the Archdiocese said. Declining enrollment and fiscal difficulties were cited as reasons for closing Saint Peter School and Seton Academy.
"The Archdiocese of Chicago remains committed to providing strong Catholic schools throughout Cook and Lake counties," reads a statement from the Archdiocese. "The Archdiocese commends all of the dedicated leaders, faculty and staff of Saint Agatha Catholic Academy, Saint Peter School and Seton Academy for their tireless work to instill a rich Catholic identity into an academically excellent community."
The Archdiocese said it will "work with affected families and parishes to find alternative ways for their children to continue their Catholic education."