Kolbe Academy Celebrates First Graduating Class
Aug 31, 2021   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 31, 2021   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
Aug 31, 2021   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
Aug 31, 2021   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
Aug 31, 2021   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 ...
 
Kolbe Academy Prepares to Offer Innovative Education in New School Year
Aug 31, 2021   Articles
Recover. Succeed. Transform. That’s the tagline of the new Kolbe Academy, Bethlehem which, as the first Catholic high school in the nation for students battling addiction and participating in recovery from substance and alcohol abuse, will for the first time welcome students for the 2019-20 school year. “One of the ...
 
Diocese to open recovery school
Aug 31, 2021   Articles
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 grade students in need of an environment specifically ...
 
What you need to know about Allentown Diocese’s recovery high school
Aug 31, 2021   Articles
The Allentown Diocese on Thursday announced plans to open a recovery high school for students with drug and alcohol addictions. The school, to be called Kolbe Academy, named after St. Maximilian Kolbe, the patron saint of those with addictions, is scheduled to open in September 2019. The diocese says it ...
 
Applications being accepted for Kolbe Academy recovery high school
Aug 31, 2021   Articles
The Diocese of Allentown has begun to accept applications for admission to its new high school for students in recovery from addiction. Kolbe Academy, the nation’s first faith-based recovery high school, will open in September in Hanover Township, near Bethlehem. Admission is open to any high school student who is ...
 
Allentown Diocese to open addiction recovery high school
Aug 31, 2021   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 ...