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New Parochial School Will Open

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A new parochial school, Grace Bible Christian Academy, 1300 Maple, will start classes Sept. 6 with an anticipated enrollment of 50 students. Dr. Raymond Saxe, principal of the Christian Academy and pastor of Grace Bible Church, says Grace Bible Church, which is sponsoring the school, is going into the Christian day school ministry in response to the education being offered in public schools. "We're being challenged in the public schools," Saxe says. The public schools haven't taken a neutral position on such subjects as creation, prayer or Bible reading. The public schools are antagonistic. We r ■ v have no recourse but to open our own schools." Saxe says the school intends to meet the textbook standards of the public schools but also plans to give Christian interpretations to subjects such as math and science. The faculty will include one part-time and three full-time teachers. A shuttle bus service will be available to transport students. The Seventh Day Adventist School, 2796 Packard, will begin classes Sept. 5. According to Principal Kenneth Eager the anticipated enrollment is 40. School for both Redeemer Lutheran and St. Paui's Lutheran Schools will begin Sept. 6. Redeemer Lutheran, 1360 Pauline, will hold registration from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 5 for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Raymond Manthe, principal of the school which was organized in 1946 by the Lutheran Church Wisconsin Synod, I expects an enrollment of 56 students. The faculty includes two full-time teachers and Manthe, who also teaches. St. Paul's Lutheran, 495 Earhart, is affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. When the school was opened in 1964 by St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 69 students were enrolled. Enrollment has grown to 225 children in grades kindergarten through sixth, Alvin Richert, principal, says.