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PRESS PHOTO BY AL RECKERSt. Elizabeth Regional School, 433 Pershing Blvd., Fullerton, will open its doors Aug. 27 for the start of the 2018-19 school year. PRESS PHOTO BY AL RECKERSt. Elizabeth Regional School, 433 Pershing Blvd., Fullerton, will open its doors Aug. 27 for the start of the 2018-19 school year.

St. Elizabeth Regional School prepares for academic year

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in School

The faculty and staff at St. Elizabeth Regional School, 433 Pershing Blvd., Fullerton, are busy with final preparations for the Aug. 27 opening of the 2018-19 school year.

Principal Linda Schiller said there is excitement for the students’ return. There will be 225 students from preschool through eighth grade. The enrollment is up from 210 students the previous school year. The school is also continuing to accept new student enrollees.

There are nine full-time teachers and five part-time teachers on the staff to provide the students with a full complement of academic studies including religion, science, Spanish, technology, arts and music.

A new concept is being introduced for the seventh and eighth grades this year. There will be different teachers depending on the subject being taught, as opposed to having one teacher for the entire school day.

The student science lab is being upgraded. The emphasis on computer learning continues in the curriculum.

Athletics are a part of the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) program.

The parishes served by the Whitehall Township-based parochial elementary school include St. Elizabeth; St. Mary’s School, Catasauqua; St. Peter & Paul, Allentown; and Immaculate Conception, Allentown.

The former convent next to the elementary school serves the kindergarten classes.