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Catholic school board gauging interest for single-sex schools

Private schools have two, the Calgary Board of Education has one, andnow the Calgary Catholic School Board is looking into having one, too —if the interest is there.

Private schools have two, the Calgary Board of Education has one, and now the Calgary Catholic School Board is looking into having one, too — if the interest is there.

The Catholic School Board held a parent information meeting this week to look into possible demand for an all-girls school and an all-boys school, according to spokesperson Janet Corsten.

“In 2007, we looked into if the interest was there and there didn’t seem to be, and now, three years later, we thought we would revisit it,” she said.

About 30 parents participated in a Monday night meeting. Corsten said there will be another parent meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Bishop Carroll High School.

“We’re engaging parents and getting a feel for the interest and what they have to say before moving forward with anything.”

Marie Kraft, a Calgary mother of two, had some questions about the idea but said she prefers the traditional way of schooling.

“I don’t mind having mixed classes. I think it’s good for the kids to interact,” she added.