"Declining enrollment and financial challenges" will force Seton Academy to close at the end of this school year, Allentown Diocese officials say.
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'Declining enrollment and financial challenges' will force Seton Academy to close at the end of this school year, Allentown Diocese officials say.
Seton Academy, an elementary/middle school in West Bethlehem, will close at the end of this academic year because of “declining enrollment and financial challenges,” the Diocese of Allentown announced today. Students will be eligible for $1,500 grants to defray tuition at other Catholic schools in the Diocese of Allentown next school year, according to a news release. A letter explaining the school closure to parents was sent home with students today and mailed for Saturday delivery. The release also said that a specialized program for children with learning disabilities – the Aquinas Program – will be relocated to the St. John Vianney Regional School in Allentown beginning in September. Teachers at the school “will be given …