Enrollment is up in Catholic schools — especially in earliest grades, office reports

The number of students in kindergarten to grade eight at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School in Roseville has jumped by more than 50 this year, and many of them didn’t enroll until the end of August. That meant teachers scrambled to order new textbooks and Chromebooks to meet students’ needs, said Principal Sean Slaikeu, but it’s been a welcome challenge. He capped classroom size at 18 due to COVID-19 precautions. There’s now a waiting list for grades three and six.

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