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Sacred Heart school to close at end of term

Sacred Math

First day of school in August 2021 is shown at Sacred Heart School in Anniston, in Kelly Matson's precalculus class.

A school that has offered Anniston-area parents an alternative to public education for generations is closing its doors.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School, operated continuously since its opening in 1953, announced Friday it will shut down at the end of the current school year.

School opens and closes

An Anniston Star article on Aug. 16, 1953, reproduced in part above, tells of the planned opening of a school being operated by Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. The school's first home was in downtown Anniston.

Sacred entrance

The entrance to Sacred Heart Catholic School, at McClellan in Anniston, shown Saturday.