Monday, September 26, 2016
Communications Department - Archdiocese of Miami
Miami…(Sept. 26, 2016) The Archdiocese of Miami has announced that at the beginning of the 2017-2018 scholastic year, Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame High School (ACND) will merge with Msgr. Edward Pace High School in order to provide students with a continued experience of the presence of Jesus Christ and an enhanced education with additional extracurricular opportunities.
The Archdiocese of Miami is announcing this information now because “it is important to provide the students and families a timeline to ensure a smooth transition from being two separate schools, Archbishop Curly/Notre Dame and Msgr. Pace, to becoming one school community. Now there is an entire year to prepare for this transition and to ensure that the educational process continues without interruption,” said Dr. Kim Pryzbylski, superintendent of Catholic Schools.
Earlier this morning, both ACND and Msgr. Edward Pace High School’s board members, faculty, staff, students, donors, and alumni were notified of the merger.
The Archdiocese of Miami is working to provide a smooth transition for students currently enrolled at ACND who maintain required academic standards and whose families have met their financial responsibilities to the school. These students will be admitted and are eligible to apply for tuition assistance at Msgr. Pace High School.
About ACND and Msgr. Edward Pace H.S.
Archbishop Curley and Notre Dame High Schools, founded in 1953, were themselves merged in 1981 as Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame (ACND). Since then, ACND has enriched their students and the community with its academic excellence, values, charitable works of mercy, and traditions.
Msgr. Edward Pace High School established in 1961 on 44 acres in Miami Gardens, adjacent to St. Thomas University, has been recognized as one of the top 50 Catholic High Schools in the nation and honored with the Blue Ribbon of Excellence Award by the US Department of Education. Among its curricula, Msgr. Pace offers National Advanced Placement and dual enrollment programs, and like ACND, its alumni are identified as successful graduates and community leaders.