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Old Marian Catholic High School May Be Sold to Residential Developer

The school was closed in June 2007 after being open for nearly 50 years.

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.

Mike G September 24, 2011 at 11:31 PM
Psst, just a heads up. You know the green 2 story at the corner of !9th (Saturn) & Tremaine), pretty much the last house on 19th street? Yep, that's the house I grew up in. And I remember well when the talk was to build low-income housing on that little mesa just north of the old berry fields. They already had the survey stakes in place. I don't know what shut that project off, but I'll bet it was more an ecological/environmental issue than public outcry. Not to mention some sort of safety right of way for the helo base. I dooubt the Marion property will be afforded the same protection. Mike
Mike G September 24, 2011 at 11:34 PM
FYI, there are apparently two different "Mikes" on this board. I'll change mine to "Mike1964" just for the purpose of clarification.
Mike G September 24, 2011 at 11:37 PM
At one time, and not too long past, they were strawberry fields. They rotated between berries and alfalfa and think sometimes corn and lettuce as well. I spent half my childhood playing in them, so I think I would know. Mike1964
christine howell September 25, 2011 at 12:04 AM
Yes Mike, I do know where, l live close by off Saturn, Hermes, and I did go to the forums when they were discussing the new home projects, ohhhh, people were not happy, and rumor had it that the representatives they sent to head it off got threatened etc, Which I would never condone.
paulfisher38 September 25, 2011 at 06:37 AM
If I refinance now I’m not sure I can afford a 15-year mortgage. Isn’t the payment a lot more? but glad I found the "123 Refi" and I was able to refi

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