St. Louis school for immigrant and refugee students nearly doubles in size

ST. LOUIS — About 250 ninth and 10th graders from 16 different countries moved into their new school this week after an influx of refugee and immigrant students came to St. Louis Public Schools.

The Nahed Chapman New American Academy has gained nearly 100 students since August, outgrowing its shared space at Roosevelt High School. The program reopened for the spring semester in the former Stevens Middle School in north St. Louis, which had previously been used by SLPS for professional development.

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