Catholic Education Reaches Out

August 20, 2000

Source: The Times-Picayune

On August 20, 2000, The Times-Picayune reported on "the attainment of a long-standing collaborative effort to provide a free Catholic education to a few lucky little girls" in Louisiana. "Housed in Gentilly Woods on the premises of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, 4700 Pineda St., the Henriette Delille Middle School for Girls will open its doors Monday, when 15 girls become its first students...Drawn from the geographic area of St. Philip the Apostle Parish and the Desire public housing complex, the students all will be fifth-graders. With each succeeding year, the school will add a grade, with the maximum number of students not to exceed 60."

"Our goal is to empower our daughters to become strong, disciplined women who are not just self-assured but aware of how they can be effective in society as co-creators with God and this world," said Sister Bertrand, who will be the school's principal. "We will strive for a person-centered Christian education in the Catholic tradition."