MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) – A groundbreaking ceremony was held Saturday, for the first private Catholic high school in Horry County.
The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic High School will be on Carolina Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, the first phase of construction has plans for a 15,400 square foot building.
The projects $5 million dollar price tag was funded by parishioners of Catholic churches in Horry and Georgetown County, as well as grant making foundations.
Church leaders say the school will serve the growing needs, of a growing community.
“This will be the only Catholic high school within a two hours drive. The nearest Catholic high school other than this will be the one that exists in Charleston, another further 2:30 hours away in Columbia, and then further out spread through the state,” said father Jim Leblanc, who is president of the board of advisers.
Construction is scheduled to wrap up in July of 2016, the first class of freshman will start that August, with an additional grade added each year until the full four years of high school is attained.