Education

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Hazleton Area High School

Hazle Township is part of the Hazleton Area School District, which serves more than 10,000 students and covers much of southern Luzerne County and the northern tiers of Schuylkill and Carbon counties. The district has two high schools, one career center and eight elementary/middle schools.

Parochial and private institutions serving students from Hazle Township include Holy Family Academy in Hazleton, Holy Redeemer High School in Wilkes-Barre, Immanuel Christian School in Hazleton, Marian Catholic High School in Tamaqua and MMI Preparatory School in Freeland.

Post-secondary educational opportunities include Penn State Hazleton, which offers three bachelor’s degree programs and seven associate’s degrees. Some students also start their Penn State education by taking two years of classes at Hazleton before going to the university’s main campus in University Park, Pa. More than 160 Penn State majors can be started in Hazleton and completed at University Park or another Penn State campus.

Both Luzerne County Community College and Lackawanna College have locations in Hazleton and offer certificates and two-year degrees. McCann School of Business & Technology, with a location in Humboldt Industrial Park in Hazle Township, also offers degrees and diplomas in many programs. In addition, Misericordia University offers bachelor’s degrees and one master’s degree program at the LCCC facility in Hazleton.