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Welcome to the Merle-Smith Campus

Grades 9-12

At our beautiful 120-acre Merle-Smith Campus, located in Bethlehem Township, PA, our Upper School students receive a highly personal educational experience. Students work with their advisor, with whom they remain all four years, the Academic Dean, and the College Counseling office,  to shape an individualized plan of study, combining academic and co-curricular choices into a program that uniquely reflects their individual interests and goals.

Independent Research

A signature experience at Moravian and a transformative one for students, the Comenius Project pays tribute to the Moravian scholar who inspired the school’s founders in 1742.

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Our no-cut policy encourages students to try a variety of sports and most years, 80% of the student body joins at least one athletic team.

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The Power and Joy of Music

From the experimentation and innovation of our Technical Crews to the perseverance and creativity of our performers who craft works onstage, the Upper School is a place for students to shine.

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What's Happening on Merle-Smith Campus

Congratulations to the Class of 2023!

It's onward and upward for the Moravian Academy Class of 2023! We are so proud of this exceptional class. Learn where they're headed in the fall.
Our path to academic excellence harnesses the teachable moments of both success and failure, as we explore the complexities of our world with curiosity, confidence, and compassion.

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