Camden Catholic opens facility for boarding students


CHERRY HILL — Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill will open its doors to a boarding program for the 2011-12 school year.

The students will be living on campus at the Nazareth House, a former convent that once housed the sisters who taught at Camden Catholic. It was later used by seminarians and eventually was host for the school retreats.

Twenty-five new international students from China, Korea, Vietnam, Brazil, and India are enrolled at Camden Catholic this year. Of those 18 will live at Nazareth House.

Students will be given a full schedule of classes with the same obligations and requirements as the other students, including fulfillment of the “Learning to Serve, Serving to Learn” program.

Lisa Borreggine, English teacher and ESL teacher, is heading up the organization of the new students, including oversight of the preparation of the Nazareth House, the selection process for prospective students, the hiring of four resident assistants, and the execution of the program.

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony held on the campus of Camden Catholic on Sept. 8 at 12 noon. For information about Camden Catholic, go to