Goretti 2024-2025 School Year Status

Dear St. Maria Goretti Regional Catholic High School Families,

I hope that you had a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving celebration. As we step back into our school routines following the holiday break, I wanted to take this opportunity to relay some important news from the Independent Exploratory Committee (IEC) concerning the future direction of St. Maria Goretti Regional Catholic High School (SMGRCHS).

The primary objective of the IEC was to assess the feasibility of St. Maria Goretti Regional Catholic High School transitioning into an independent Catholic high school, ensuring its ability to sustain crucial expenses such as salaries, benefits, utilities, and other operational costs essential for maintaining a safe and enriching learning environment. Regrettably, after extensive research and thoughtful deliberations, the IEC has concluded that SMGRCHS will not be able to operate as an independent Catholic high school in the fall of 2024. Consequently, the IEC will be disbanded, and no further meetings or discussions will be held.

I extend my heartfelt appreciation to the tireless efforts of the Independent Exploratory Committee.  Their unwavering dedication to upholding Catholic secondary education in Washington County is truly commendable.

Moving forward, our focus will be on ensuring that the final year at St. Maria Goretti Regional Catholic High School remains an exceptional and memorable experience for our students, faculty, and staff. The administration at SMGRCHS is committed to supporting each individual through this transitional period.

For a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions, please refer to the attached FAQ sheet or visit St. Maria Goretti Regional Catholic High School's website at, www.Goretti.org. For specific inquiries or further assistance, please contact Dr. Amy Summers directly at asummers@goretti.org or (301)-739-4266.

Thank you for your continued support of St. Maria Goretti Regional Catholic High School and Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Yours in Christ,

Dr. Amy Summers