Calvary Christian Academy to close

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Just a week after parents were shocked by the closure of Taylor Road Academy, news of another private school closure hits home.

Calvary Christian Academy has announced it will close its doors. Calvary Baptist Church, which runs the school, blamed a struggling economy and dwindling enrollment as the ultimate reasons for the closure.

The church issued the following statement to WSFA 12 News:

For over thirty years, Calvary Christian Academy has ministered to the families of Calvary Baptist Church and the greater Montgomery area by offering a biblically-based, Christ-centered education. Most families sacrifice greatly in order to have their children enrolled at CCA, especially in today's economy. The Academy, likewise, has struggled to keep costs within budget constraints. Recent years have shown a decline in enrollment, due mostly to the struggling economy.

Officials said the letters included a check for a full refund of all pre-paid money for the 2009-2010 academic year.

Furthermore, the Academy said it intended to pay all its faculty through the summer months as was agreed on at the beginning of the school year.