Marian Catholic High School, once home to the Crusaders, may be sold to a residential developer, said Diocese of San Diego Chancellor Rodrigo Valdivia.
"The Diocese of San Diego is currently under negotiation for the prospective sale of the former Marain High property to a residential developer," Valdivia said in an email. "At this point we are not at liberty to discuss the details of the negotiations."
Between Thermal Avenue and 18th Street off Coronado Avenue, the 50-acre property is a few blocks outside Imperial Beach.
The private school first opened in August 1960 and shut its doors in June 2007, said Mater Dei High School principal George Milke. In its absence, Mater Dei Catholic High School opened in Chula Vista two months later.
Proceeds of the property sale will go to an endowment to assist students at Mater Dei, Valdivia said.
Stay tuned to Imperial Beach Patch for more details as they emerge.