St. Matthias High School's newly renovated library

St. Matthias High School recently held a dedication ceremony for its newly renovated library and research laboratory, dedicated to St. Thomas Aquinas. A gift from the John H. and Cynthia Lee Smet Foundation, it is designed to "accurately prepare students for the rigor of college-level research and writing" and comes equipped with state-of-the-art Mac computers and EBSCOhost research software. St. Matthias is an all-girls Catholic college preparatory school in Downey. Beginning in the fall of 2013, the school will shift to a co-ed environment accepting both male and female students for the first time in more than 15 years. The school will re-open in August under the name St. Piux X-St. Matthias Academy. ********** Published: April 18, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 01