Students from shuttered local schools make a fresh start at Mifflin Elementary [Photos]

This morning marked the start of a new school year for students in the School District of Philadelphia.  

In Northwest Philadelphia, many students were transitioning into a new school building with brand new classmates and new teachers.

Fourth grader Rennee Caporellie of the former St. Bridget School in East Falls was one of them. 

“It is a bit scary” she said of her natural first day jitters, but added that she’s thrilled to have five of her former classmates in her class at Mifflin this year. 

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Mifflin Principal Leslie Mason said she estimates about 60 new students have come to Mifflin this year from the shuttered St. Bridget School, Holy Child School in Manayunk and Levering Elementary School in Roxborough. 

“I am excited to grow, we have been lucky enough to get students from other schools,” she said. “This year, the school will grow to a total of about 310.”

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