Welcome to the Middle School

My day at the Middle School begins most mornings at the Devey Building with a handshake, a greeting, and a smile to welcome each student. As the day goes on, I will hear the laughter of students as they move from class to class, observe an engaging lesson where students are sitting in a circle and discussing a recent chapter or leaning into a conversation, using their iPads to conduct research, writing a reflection, or performing beautiful music. Whether in the classrooms or on the playing fields, our tradition continues each year to engage bright, curious students with a challenging curriculum. Our faculty design classes that meet the developmental and cognitive needs of our students and reflect current best practices. Our students are actively engaged in their own education and are well prepared to become contributing citizens of the world.

The middle school years mark the transition from the dependence of childhood to the independence of adolescence. Throughout their middle school years, our students grow in every way—emotionally, socially, cognitively, and physically. We strive to help our students evolve into confident, well-educated young people who are contributing members to our school community and the many communities beyond. Our students develop lifelong habits of moral and academic behavior and are well prepared for the future. Our Middle School is an exciting place to develop relationships, learn, grow, and experience the many great academic and co-curricular opportunities for students in grades six through eight.

Moravian Academy is:
  • Safe: As stated in our mission statement, we believe in an “atmosphere of love and understanding.” Students, faculty, and staff are expected to be respectful of differing cultures, people, and beliefs. We value our differences. We respect our sameness.
  • Rigorous and Stimulating: Our curriculum prepares adolescents for their upper school experience and for life beyond our campus. Our students are appropriately challenged and will leave the Middle School having developed many skills and having explored academics, the arts, athletics, and community service initiatives throughout the school year.  
  • Caring: Our faculty and students get to know one another through an advisory program and by sharing experiences together throughout the school year, including performing community services throughout the school year.
  • Church-Related: Our students and faculty attend a weekly chapel service that is non-denominational in nature.  
As you explore our website, I hope you will discover the many wonderful opportunities and attributes of a Moravian Academy education. Be sure to click on the Middle School Profile to learn more about our programs.

I encourage any family interested in learning more about our Middle School to reach out to admissions and, most importantly, come visit our beautiful and historic downtown Bethlehem campus to see first-hand our dynamic students and faculty in action. I encourage you to visit so that you can experience the energy and spirit of our community. As you walk through our classrooms you will understand why those of us who spend our days here have such an affection and passion for this excellent educational institution.

I look forward to welcoming you to our campus soon!

John Donecker
Director of Middle School

Merle Smith Campus

Downtown Campus