A new Catholic school will soon emerge on the Grand Strand.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic High School will be built on 50 acres of land on Carolina Forest Boulevard, said Maria Aselage, spokeswoman for the Diocese of Charleston.
The idea of a Catholic high school in the Myrtle Beach area started in 2000 based on the founding’s of a consulting group which studied the region and said there was a need for the school.
Horry County Catholic parishes and the diocese are trying to raise at least $4.5 million to cover the cost of construction for the 15,400 square foot building.
The goal, depending on funding, is to open the school in the fall of 2016 with a ninth grade class, adding an additional class each year.
The mission of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic High School will be to provide a safe and nurturing environment in which its students will be educated both in character and in conscience, to be steadfast in their faith, dedicated to social responsibility, and committed to developing all their God-given talents, Aselage said.
Contact AMANDA KELLEY at 626-0381, or follow her at Twitter.com/TSN_akelley.