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 both genders, 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.

Applications are due April 9th.  Interviews and offers are on a rolling basis.  Dates of the program for teachers are June 8th through July 24th. 

Accepted Students
Students can apply to our program in March of their sixth-grade year. Accepted students will attend LVS during the summer before their seventh and eighth-grade year. The summer program is six weeks long (June 15th through July 23rd). Accepted students are also encouraged and expected to attend semi-monthly school year Saturday sessions, which include free field trips for attendees.

Our History
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.

2020 Summerbridge Summer Program Dates

June 8: Faculty Orientation
June 15: First Day for Students
July 2: Olympic Games Day
July 3: Holiday (No classes)
July 23: Last Day of Summerbridge for Students
July 24: Last Day of Summerbridge for Teachers


Jarred Weaver, Director 
Stephanie Palmieri, Assistant Director
4313 Green Pond Road
Bethlehem, PA 18020
The program operates at:
Moravian Academy Middle School
11 West Market Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018

Busing is provided. Students will be dropped off and picked up at the Middle School.

Merle Smith Campus

Downtown Campus