Saint Scholastica was founded at its current location in Old Covington in 1903. In the ensuing years, thousands of young women have been educated there, and many alumnae remain in Covington and in the surrounding areas raising families, pursuing careers and otherwise stewarding the community in sensitive deference to our indigenous traditions while welcoming healthy growth and change.
St. Scholastica is a vibrant, integral part of what makes Covington the wonderful place that it is. Thus it was that in 2000-2002, St. Scholastica came forward with a growth plan that was approved and applauded by the City and the Community. The current proposal drastically deviates from the original plan, however, with no explanation why the promise made by SSA to the City and Community in 2002 is no longer viable.
We Love Historic Covington, and as part of that, we love all of our neighborhoods, schools, churches, business, parks and green space features that weave together to make up the fabric of our community. We all look forward to working together to protect what makes Covington nearly unique, now and for years to come.
The SSA expansion plan has been submitted by SSA’s architects, Holly and Smith of Hammond, to the Covington Historic District Commission for review and is set on the agenda for the Commission’s April 8th meeting. If you are as concerned as we are about the negative impact a project of this size will have on our City, please attend the meeting and tell the Commission members what you think!!! They are looking for input from the community, and need your support.