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LI Catholic high schools' enrollment going strong

The chorus at St. Anthony's practices during school.

The chorus at St. Anthony's practices during school. (Nov. 4, 2013) Photo Credit: Chuck Fadely

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.
Photo Credit: Chuck Fadely

Catholic high school kids walk through the hallway.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brother Kenneth Hoagland teaches his Christian morality class
Photo 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.
Photo Credit: Chuck Fadely

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

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

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

Students sing in Sheila Zider's ninth grade music
Photo 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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