Two Kolbe Academy students featured in a video for Kainoa’s Ohana
Jan 3, 2022   Videos
Two Kolbe Academy students were featured in a 7 minute video about one of our community Partners, Kainoa's Ohana, and the work they do on their farm. [embed]https://youtu.be/8LRjX1_xSwo[/embed]   For more information please visit their website: https://kainoasohana.com/
 
Kolbe Academy, America’s first faith-based recovery high school, seeks new home after 3 years
Jan 3, 2022   Articles
Kolbe Academy, America's first faith-based and first Catholic recovery high school, is looking for a new home. Kolbe will leave the St. Francis Center on Bridle Path Road, Bethlehem, in June. Principal John Petruzzelli said another school will occupy the 50-acre site. He views Kolbe's move as a chance to ...
 
KOLBE ACADEMY – JUNE 7 ‘God doesn’t give us a road map’
Jun 15, 2021   Articles
Nestled in the woods on Bridle Path Road near the Monocacy Creek, Kolbe Academy provides education and counseling for at-risk high school students. On June 7, the two members of the Class of 2021 celebrated their graduation. The ceremony began with a Catholic Baccalaureate Mass. Students of the academy and ...
 
Kolbe Academy Celebrates First Graduating Class
Jun 6, 2020   Articles
Kolbe Academy marked a momentous occasion in July as Joel Maldonado and Trent Walker, the school’s first graduating class, received their diplomas as part of a Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Ceremony. The ceremony was attended by the families of both graduates; school faculty and board members; Dr. Brooke Tesché, Chancellor ...
 
Kolbe Academy is first Catholic high school for teens battling addictions
Aug 6, 2019   Articles
Four years ago John Petruzzelli saw the movie “Generation Found,” a documentary about people in Houston, Texas, who came together to start a revolution in youth recovery from addictions. Their model included a system of treatment centers, recovery programs and Archway Academy, a sober learning environment for high school students. ...
 
Readin’. Writin’. Recovery: Faith-based high school new option for Lehigh Valley students battling addiction
Jul 30, 2019   Articles
In the last year, three former students of John Petruzzelli have died from drug overdoses in their 30s. The deaths hit Petruzzelli hard, and he hopes a new faith-based recovery high school where he will be the principal will save Lehigh Valley students from a similar fate. “It was a ...
 
Allentown Diocese to open recovery high school, 2nd of its kind in the state
Jul 27, 2019   Articles
ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Recovering from an addiction is difficult, especially if you are a teen. The Diocese of Allentown is trying to help by opening the Lehigh Valley’s first recovery high school. The Kolbe Academy is a Catholic school, but the school population will consist of teens from all faiths. ...
 
The Kolbe Academy
Sep 20, 2018   Articles
Allentown Diocese to open drug/alcohol recovery high school The Diocese of Allentown announced in a press event Friday the planned opening of the nation’s first Catholic-run high school for students recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. The Kolbe Academy will open its doors next September to up to 90 ninth-12th ...
 
1st Catholic high school for students battling addiction opening in Bethlehem area
Sep 7, 2018   Articles
The nation’s first Catholic high school for students in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction is planned to open for fall 2019 outside Bethlehem. Diocese of Allentown officials on Friday announced the creation of Kolbe Academy, on its Monocacy Manor campus along Bridle Path Road in Hanover Township, Northampton County. “The ...
 
Allentown Diocese to open addiction recovery high school
Sep 6, 2018   Articles
When school starts next September, Lehigh Valley students in recovery from drug and alcohol addictions will be able to attend the Lehigh Valley’s first recovery high school, something experts say could improve their chances of surviving an increasingly deadly opioid crisis. The Allentown Diocese on Thursday announced plans to open ...