Teurlings Catholic High School is adding more classroom space to accommodate an increasing enrollment.
“The school enrollment has increased and the Board of Pastors have determined that a new seven-classroom expansion is needed to keep the school completely effective in the Catholic school market,” Principal Michael Boyer said in an email message.
According to the school website, the enrollment is at 736 students. In 2013-2014, the enrollment was 682 students, according to the Louisiana Department of Education.
The school has students in ninth through 12th grades.
Teurlings’ website also alludes to the construction.
“We are excited to begin the construction of seven new classrooms and a new teacher’s lounge in the chapel area,” reads an announcement on the site.
Because of the construction, chapel events are being temporary relocated to classrooms.
Across Lafayette Parish, more than 8,500 students were in private or parochial schools as of April.
Several Catholic and private schools have been seeing increased enrollment, or student counts that remain steady.