Our Story

Lehigh Valley Summerbridge

Building Brighter Futures

Lehigh Valley Summerbridge (LVS) is a non-profit program hosted by Moravian Academy. More than 80 middle school students from throughout the Lehigh Valley enroll in two summers of enrichment classes and two years of after-school tutoring. LVS assists middle school students with academic potential and limited resources to enter and succeed in college preparatory programs.
At LVS, high school and college students teach and mentor middle school students. Lehigh Valley Summerbridge encourages students to take responsibility for their own education and for the education of others.

Our History
Established in 1993, Lehigh Valley Summerbridge (LVS) serves economically deprived and academically talented seventh and eighth grade students throughout the Lehigh Valley. Over 650 students have actively participated in the Lehigh Valley Summerbridge program. more than 95 percent of our faculty become full-time teachers upon graduation. 

Our students are seventh and eighth grade boys and girls from diverse socioeconomic, ethnic, and educational backgrounds. They are highly motivated and seek out opportunities for educational enrichment. Ninety-five percent of our graduates go on to attend college.
They represent the following middle schools:
In Allentown: Harrison-Morton, Raub, and Holy Infancy Middle Schools
In Bethlehem: Broughal, East Hills, Nitschmann, and Northeast Middle Schools
In Easton: Easton Middle School

Our teachers are recruited from local and national colleges and universities; a select number are high school students. Most Summerbridge teachers wish to pursue a career in teaching and more than ninety percent of former Summerbridge teachers become full-time teachers upon graduation. 

During the school year, area high school and college students can volunteer their time with our more than 90 students as a tutor with LVS. Tutors meet with their students one or more days a week after school to go over homework, study skills, enrichment activities, and community service projects.

The after school tutoring sites are held at each of our partner schools throughout the Lehigh Valley. In addition, Summerbridge has several volunteer positions available in our summer program. To inquire about volunteering opportunities, call 610-865-8072.


Jarred Weaver, Director 
4313 Green Pond Rd.
Bethlehem, PA 18020

At a Glance

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  • Summer Program

    Lehigh Valley Summerbridge students attend a rigorous six-week program taught entirely by high school and college students. Summerbridge is an enrichment program. Students are introduced to new material; the program is not remedial. Academic classes, with an average of 6-8 students, focus on pre-algebra mathematics, expository writing, literature, and laboratory science. Special summer events include: community service projects, a talent show, a weekly speaker's series, an Olympics game day, and an end of the summer celebration.
  • School Year Program

    During the school year, area high school and college students volunteer one or more afternoons a week to tutor with Summerbridge students at their schools. Together they complete homework, study for tests, and work on projects. In addition, each school completes an enrichment activity. Students also participate in monthly field trips including a hayride, laser tag, bowling, ice skating, hiking, the movies, and a visit to a local college.

Moravian Academy

Lower School    422 Heckewelder Place, Bethlehem, PA 18018  610-868-8571
Middle School   11 W. Market Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018  610-866-6677
Upper School    4313 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem, PA 18020  610-691-1600