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Charter school could occupy former Mt. Gallitzin Academy

| Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009

A new charter school proposed in the Ambridge Area School District could lease land from the Sisters of St. Joseph in Baden.

Baden Academy Charter School is working on a lease agreement for the Mt. Gallitzin Academy site, located on the motherhouse grounds of the Sisters of St. Joseph.

The school eventually would educate students in kindergarten through eighth grade, but will operate for kindergarten through third grade for the 2010-11 school year.

The school, which is funded by Midland-based nonprofit National Network of Digital Schools, will have no affiliation with the Sisters of St. Joseph other than the lease agreement.

The sisters last year closed Mt. Gallitzin Academy.

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