The foundation of a private Dorval school slated for closure says it's stunned by the news.
The board of directors at Queen of Angels Academy cites declining enrolment, rising costs and a ballooning deficit.
Foundation president Jennifer Frezza says the foundation was last approached by the board in 2011 when a strategic plan was put together.
"I was never made aware that things were this dire, that there was no hope for hope for a next year", Frezza told CJAD News.
There are now spoinoff groups that have formed in a bid to keep the school open, according to Frezza.
"Some parents have gotten together to try to find a solution to keep the school going, the alumni are banding together and they have petitions going and they have websites going", added Frezza
The plan is for the 125-year old, all-girls school to close at the end of the current school year.