Monday was the first day of school of the Catholic private schools. The principal at John Paul II High School said the air was filled with excitement.

"When we had them for orientation and assembly, we couldn't get them to quiet down, they are so excited to be here," Principal Perry Legrange said.

Legrange said even the faculty were excited. Incoming freshmen were a bit scared, but the students around the campus know the area because they come from nearby Bishop Garriga Middle School.