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The chorus at St. Anthony's practices during school. (Credit: Chuck Fadely)

The chorus at St. Anthony's practices during school. (Nov. 4, 2013)

LI Catholic high schools' enrollment going strong

Bucking a national trend, enrollment at most of Long Island's Catholic high schools is strong and holding steady, even as falling numbers of students in the diocese's elementary schools forced closures and the region's economy struggles to regain its pre-recession footing.

Catholic high school kids walk through the hallway.
(Credit: Chuck Fadely)

Catholic high school kids walk through the hallway.

Brother Gary Cregan, principal at St. Anthony's, jokes
(Credit: Chuck Fadely)

Brother Gary Cregan, principal at St. Anthony's, jokes with a student in the hallway at the school. (Nov. 4, 2013)

The chorus at St. Anthony's practices during school.
(Credit: Chuck Fadely)

The chorus at St. Anthony's practices during school. (Nov. 4, 2013)

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Monica Distasio hands out a quiz in scripture
(Credit: Chuck Fadely)

Monica Distasio hands out a quiz in scripture class at Kellenberg Memorial Catholic High School in Uniondale. (Oct. 31, 2013)

Patrick Hoey teaches a sophomore English class at
(Credit: Chuck Fadely)

Patrick Hoey teaches a sophomore English class at Chaminade High. (Nov. 4, 2013)

Brother Joshua DiMauro, OSF, teaches a chorus class
(Credit: Chuck Fadely)

Brother Joshua DiMauro, OSF, teaches a chorus class at St. Anthony's. (Nov. 4, 2013)

A direction sign is posted in Gloria Costanza's
(Credit: Chuck Fadely)

A direction sign is posted in Gloria Costanza's theology class at St. Anthony's. (Nov. 4, 2013)

Students sing in Sheila Zider's ninth grade music
(Credit: Chuck Fadely)

Students sing in Sheila Zider's ninth grade music class at Kellenberg Memorial Catholic High School in Uniondale. (Oct. 31,2013)

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Brother Kenneth Hoagland teaches his Christian morality class
(Credit: Chuck Fadely)

Brother Kenneth Hoagland teaches his Christian morality class at Kellenberg Memorial Catholic High School in Uniondale. (Oct. 31,2013)

Kellenberg students pack the hallways between classes. (Oct.
(Credit: Chuck Fadely)

Kellenberg students pack the hallways between classes. (Oct. 31, 2013)

A kite in the corner of a theology
(Credit: Chuck Fadely)

A kite in the corner of a theology class at St. Anthony's. (Nov. 4, 2013)

Students sing in Sheila Zider's ninth grade music
(Credit: Chuck Fadely)

Students sing in Sheila Zider's ninth grade music class at Kellenberg Memorial Catholic High School in Uniondale. (Oct. 31,2013)

The walls in each classroom at St. Anthony's
(Credit: Chuck Fadely)

The walls in each classroom at St. Anthony's have religious postings in differing degrees. (Nov. 4, 2013)

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Students sing in Sheila Zider's ninth grade music
(Credit: Chuck Fadely)

Students sing in Sheila Zider's ninth grade music class at Kellenberg Memorial Catholic High School in Uniondale. (Oct. 31, 2013)

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