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Welcome to Summerbridge

Lehigh Valley Summerbridge (LVS) is a free, non-profit enrichment program hosted by Moravian Academy that is designed to assist predominantly low-income students, from nine different middle schools in the Lehigh Valley, in their quest to become a college student. These students, comprised of a variety of ethnic and racial backgrounds, and multilingual speakers, are likely to be first-generation college attendees and graduates. All teachers in our program are enrolled in college degree programs and are studying education.

Established in 1993, Lehigh Valley Summerbridge serves economically deprived and academically talented seventh and eighth grade students throughout the Lehigh Valley. Over 1,000 students have actively participated in the LVS program. The program has also served hundreds of teachers, many of which are currently employed as teachers in the Lehigh Valley.

2024 Summerbridge Program Information

April 15:
Teacher Application Due
June 10: Teacher Orientation Week
June 17: First day for students
July 4 and 5: Holiday - NO CLASS
July 25: Last day for students
July 26: Last day for teachers

The program operates at:
Moravian Academy Merle-Smith Campus
4313 Green Pond Road
Bethlehem, PA 18020

Busing is provided. Students will be dropped off and picked up at the Merle-Smith Campus.

Meet the Program Directors

Jarred Weaver
Summerbridge Director
With a tenure of more than 25 years within the Moravian Academy community, Jarred stands as a committed education professional. Currently, he assumes the roles of Assistant Director at the Merle Smith and Director of Lehigh Valley Summerbridge.
Learn More About Jarred Weaver
Stephanie Palmieri, Ph.D.
Summerbridge Assistant Director
Stephanie has served as the Assistant Director since 2012. She is so proud of all of the Summerbridge students and teachers and spends the school year looking forward to the summertime when she can be reunited with them.
Learn More About Stephanie Palmieri, Ph.D.
Jarred Weaver, Director
Stephanie Palmieri, Assistant Director
4313 Green Pond Road
Bethlehem, PA 18020
610-865-8072 | lvs@moravianacademy.org
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