Greenfield Christian school closingAP , Associated Press
Mar. 28, 2013 11:17 AM ET
GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Christian school in Greenfield is closing its doors at the end of the school year because of financial stresses.
Principal Joe Ollis says the 24-year-old Cornerstone Christian School almost closed last year.
He tells The Recorder (http://bit.ly/XJw3Ru ) it has become increasingly difficult for the school to cover its expenses, which total around $200,000 annually.
Parents were told last fall that annual tuition would rise from about $4,250 to $5,500, an increase he says most were unable or unwilling to pay.
The school currently has more than 50 students in pre-kindergarten through the eighth-grade. It once had more than 100 students.
It is affiliated with the Greenfield Alliance Church.
Information from: The (Greenfield, Mass.) Recorder, http://www.recorder.com