Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Charter School in Englewood Gets State's OK for Expansion

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Charter School in Englewood Gets State's OK for Expansion

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ENGLEWOOD -- The state has approved an expansion for the Englewood on the Palisades Charter School, which will include the eighth grade by the 2018-19 school year.

Although the school was approved for kindergarten through eighth grade when it opened in 1998, it did not have the space to accommodate seventh and eighth grade, Director of Schools Anthony Barcket said.

Now that the Englewood Public School District has not renewed its lease on the former site of the St. Cecilia Interparochial School, he said, the Newark Diocese will allow the charter school, which uses part of the facility, to take over the rest of the building.

Seventh-grade classes will begin in the 2017-18 school year, while eighth grade will begin in 2018-19, bringing the total seats to 324. The school received permission to expand to the sixth grade in March 2016. …

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