Class is in session

  • St. Matthew School first-graders wave goodbye before entering the school.

  • Students see each other for the first time since last spring at Tacony Academy High School.

  • At Tacony Academy Preparatory High School, in Lawndale, grades 9 to 12 are greeted by teachers. Every year, the teachers form a line around the main hallway and clap as new and returning students enter their classrooms.

  • Tacony Academy Preparatory Charter School opens its doors to grades kindergarten through eighth, with an addition to its old building.

  • Seventh-grader Madelaine Maier and teacher Sister Danielle Bernadette, IHM, look through the yearly roster at St. Matthew School. MARIA POUCHNIKOVA / TIMES PHOTOS

School bells ring: Thou­sands of stu­dents are back in school throughout Phil­adelphia. 

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