The new school year opens next week at Marian High School, Hometown, principal, Sister Bernard Agnes, IHM announced.

Orientation Day for ninth grade students is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 29. Students in grades 10-12 will begin classes on Tuesday, and all students grades 9-12 will report on Wednesday.

The orientation will familiarize the new students with each other, the school and in addition to their teachers, administration, counselor and school staff. Student Council members will be available to assist students throughout the day.

Students must be in uniform for orientation, and transportation is provided. Lunch will be served at a picnic sponsored by the faculty and staff. Dismissal will be at 2:35 p.m.

This year's enrollment is 318, Susie Gerhard, director of development said. The breakdown by grades is ninth, 88; 10th, 96; 11th, 73; and 61 members of the Class of 2012.

Parent Night will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m. when parents can tour the school and meet the faculty and staff.

Marian High School serves families and students of all faiths from: Albrightsville, Andreas, Ashland, Barnesville, Beaver Meadows, Brockton, Coaldale, Conyngham, Drums, Frackville, Freeland, Hazleton, Hometown, Jim Thorpe, Kelayres, Kresgeville, Lake Harmony, Lansford, Lehighton, Mahanoy City, McAdoo, Middleport, Nesquehoning, New Ringgold, Palmerton, Ringtown, Shenandoah, Sheppton, Sugarloaf, Summit Hill, Tamaqua, Tresckow, Weatherly, White Haven and Zion Grove.

Tours and visitation days are also available at any time to learn the advantages of a Catholic education. Scholarships and financial aid/tuition assistance programs are available.

Open house will be held on Sunday, Jan. 29, at the school campus.

Marian High School is a school that is committed to strengthening the faith of your child and developing each child spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and socially.

The Class of 2011 received a total of $2,454,520 in scholarships and grants and 99 percent have gone on to higher education programs.

For more information, call (570) 467-0641 or (570) 668-2225 or visit www. mariancatholichs.org.