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Groundbreaking Held for Mother Mary Lange Catholic School

Archbishop William E. Lori joined the Oblate Sisters of Providence and civic and community leaders in breaking ground on the Mother Mary Lange Catholic School in Baltimore on October 23, 2019. Continuing a long legacy of equipping young people with a solid academic and spiritual foundation,
the new school is the first new Catholic elementary school to be built in Baltimore City in six decades. It will provide state-of-the-art facilities and a nurturing, Christ-centered environment for learning.

Named in honor of the founder of the first women's religious community for women of African-American descent, Mother Mary Lange Catholic School will be the new home for current students of Holy Angels Catholic School and Ss. James and John Catholic School.

Opening in September 2021, the school is expected to enroll 400 in its inaugural year, drawing students living in 40 zip codes to one 21st-century facility. There will be room to grow to a capacity of 520.

Nearly fifty university, corporate, philanthropic and nonprofit partners are committed to ensuring that students receive a superior education and supportive services.

With the help of numerous supporters, more than $19.5 million has already been raised toward the $23.9 million project. To learn more about Mother Mary Lange Catholic School visit

Pictured L-R at the groundbreaking ceremony: Sisters Stephen Anne Roderiguez (I), Mary Ellen Tennity (I), Rita Michelle Proctor (OSP), Ellen Maroney (S), and Mary Reap (S)