The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has notified four Catholic high schools targeted for closure that a decision on their futures has been put off for a week.
The archdiocese is to announce its decision on some four dozen elementary schools today.
Three of the four high schools - St. Hubert's, Monsignor Bonner-Archbishop Prendergast and Conwell-Egan - had appealed a blue-ribbon panel's recommendation that they be closed because of declining enrollment.
The high schools were informed that the decision on their closures was put off for a week so Archbishop Charles Chaput could review new financial information regarding the schools.
Supporters of the three schools mounted campaigns to save them, raising hundreds of thousands dollars each to secure their financial viability.
Only West Philadelphia Catholic High School decided not to appeal.
St. Hubert's, an all-girl school, is in the Holmesburg section of the city. Monsignor Bonner-Archbishop Prendergast is in Drexel Hill and Conwell-Egan is in Fairless Hills.