Because of increased enrollment and plans to expand programs, St. Mary’s Academy has been investigating options for expansion in the downtown core for the past two to three years.

The school for girls considered building across Fifth Avenue on the parking lot of St. Michael's, but now is looking at other options that have come forward.

"There are no firm decisions at this time, however St. Mary’s is exploring all of these options," says Mary Ann Albright, spokeswoman for St. Mary's.