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.

Accepted Students
Students can apply to our program during 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. 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.

Applications for New Teachers

Teacher applications are now available here. Applications are due April 5th, 2019. (Extensions are available upon request.)

2018-2019 School Year Dates & Events

Current sixth-graders can apply beginning March 2019. (Check back for individual school due dates.)

Saturday Events: Spring 2019
March 23rd: College Tour, 9:30-11:30 am
April 6th: Academic, 9:30-11:30 am
April 27th: TBA
May Event: TBA

2019 Summerbridge Summer Program Dates

June 10: Faculty Orientation
June 17: First Day for Students
July 3: Olympic Games Day
July 4 & 5: Holiday (No classes)
July 26: Last Day of Summerbridge (Celebration)


Jarred Weaver, 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