Education

Classroom photo.Approximately 420 children of Cass Township attend classes from nursery school to high school.

Public school students enroll in the Minersville Area School District, which offers classes in three buildings.

The Early Childhood Education center for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners is at Old Llewellyn Road and Taylor Street, Llewellyn, PA 17944, telephone (570) 544-5998.

Minersville Elementary Center
Pupils in grades one through six go to the Minersville Elementary Center, 300 N. Fifth St., Minersville, PA 17954, telephone (570) 544-2077.

minersville-jr-sr-highMinersville Junior/Senior High School
Upperclassmen attend Minersville Junior/Senior High School, Battlin’ Miner Drive and Jonestown Low Road, Post Office Box 787, Minersville, PA 17954, telephone (570) 544-4761.

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic School
Parochial students in kindergarten through eighth grade study at the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic School, 515 N. Front St., Minersville, PA 17954, telephone (570) 544-2800.

Nativity BMV High School
In ninth grade, students advance to Nativity BMV High School, 1 Lawtons Hill, Pottsville, PA 17901, telephone (570) 622-8110.

More than 84 percent of adults in Cass Township have high school diplomas, and 13 percent have college degrees, the Census estimates.

minersville-school-district-logoEven before becoming incorporated, Cass Township had a schoolhouse in Primrose. Over the years, abandoned coal company homes, engine houses and at least one log cabin served as schools, too. W.W. Munsell and Co.’s 1881 History of Schuylkill County, Pa. says one early teacher “wielded the birch” and another “educated but eccentric” teacher “taught by day and studied the stars by night.” By 1881, a school built in Heckscherville held 150 pupils.

The former Cass Township High School is remembered for its 1957 football team, which was undefeated and unscored upon.