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Waterbury private school abruptly closes its doors weeks before fall semester set to begin

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WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A private school in Waterbury is closing its doors only weeks before school was set to restart amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a Facebook post Thursday, Chase Collegiate School said they regretfully announce that “due to the global and local economic impact related to the current COVID-19 pandemic” (along with other conditions into which they did not elaborate) the school could no longer operate “in a financially sustainable manner.”

The school says their administration offices will remain open to help students and families with records, transcripts, and tuition/deposit returns. The school is also offering employment transition assistance to their faculty and staff.

But, they say, “Due to continued facility restrictions relating to COVID-19, the campus will remain closed.”

Those who wish to contact the school are asked to email or call 203.236.9500 to schedule an appointment as needed in compliance with government guidelines.

The school first opened in 1865 as the Collegiate School for Girls.

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