Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Donovan High School Announces Closing

Published March 17, 2005

The board of directors of Monsignor Donovan High School announced March 11 that the school does not have the financial resources to continue operating at the anticipated levels of enrollment and will close at the end of the current school year.

Currently, there are a total of 41 students enrolled at the school in ninth and 10th grades. School officials expected to add a class of 26 incoming ninth-grade students next year, but financial projections indicated that the school cannot sustain itself given the fledgling enrollment.

Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory has been notified of the imminent closing of the school.

Donovan is an independent Catholic college preparatory high school. The school opened in August 2003 and is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC). It is also a member of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) and the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA).

The 54-acre campus is located at 590 Lavender Road in Athens.

The board of directors recently commissioned a feasibility study that indicated the potential to raise between $2 million and $2.8 million in the next phase of the school’s capital campaign. Nonetheless, the board determined that this amount was not enough to sustain the school.