by Published onNorthampton
The new recovery high school run by the Diocese of Allentown began accepting applications last week. Kolbe Academy is set to open in September for high school students in recovery from addiction. It’s the first faith-based school of its kind in the nation, according to organizers. It will have a capacity of about 80 students and serve the five-county Diocese of Allentown territory and beyond. It will be in the former St. Francis Academy in Hanover Township, Northampton County. Kolbe Academy is named after St. Maiximilian Kolbe, patron saint of those with addictions.