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YOUR GUIDE TO THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY

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Diocese of Allentown 610.866.0581 allentowndiocese.org/ catholic-education

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Unhappy with the education your child is receiving? There is a choice! The 43 Catholic schools of the Diocese of Allentown offer a superior education, and they have the numbers to prove it: 99 percent of their high school students graduate and 96 percent of those high school graduates go on to attend two- or fouryear colleges. The schools have small student-to-teacher ratios, a wide variety of extracurricular and service opportunities and proven academic success. Worried about cost? Financial aid is available, as are transfer grants of up to $3,000. To contact the nearest Catholic school and arrange for a visit, call the Diocesan Education Office at 610.866.0581 or visit online at allentowndiocese.org/catholic-education.

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With a leap of faith, Allentown Central Catholic High School becomes part of a student’s timeline. Having 90 years of experience, the school’s dedication to excellence is bound by faith and tradition. In the last two years, 100 percent of the graduating seniors have been accepted to college. Through Central Catholic’s college preparatory curriculum, there is a unique plan for each student. The faculty and staff are there to help students reach their full potential, by infusing Catholic values and experiential learning into their daily lives. The students’ active participation in extracurricular activities helps to foster spiritual growth and social responsibility. Each student is cared for like family and perceived as an individual. ACCHS is a close-knit community of scholars, leaders, friends and faithful disciples. It’s more than just a school, it’s a nation of Vikings and Vikettes strong, united and always faithful.

Allentown Central Catholic High School 301 N. 4­th­ St. Allentown 610.437.4601 ext.148 acchs.info

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When you visit Moravian Academy, a respectful, supportive community will welcome you. Amid two beautiful campuses, Moravian Academy provides students preschool through grade 12 an education that develops the whole person—mind, body and spirit. The school seeks to build character by inspiring and supporting students, laying a solid foundation rich in hands-on experiences, innovation and a global perspective upon which a lifelong love of learning can grow. Because intellectual, spiritual and physical development are central to the school’s philosophy, a variety of fine and performing arts options, interscholastic and intramural sports opportunities, and co-curricular activities are offered. Students also benefit from a one-to-one technology program that allows them to think like leaders in the 21st century. This summer Moravian Academy will once again offer a vibrant array of camps and programs that are available to all area students seeking a unique experience. The Lower School Spanish Immersion Program, which launched in the fall of 2014 in kindergarten, and the new Primer Educational Program for Three Year Olds, which launched in the fall of 2015, are thriving. Get to know Moravian Academy with a visit to their campuses and meet with admissions directors, faculty and staff. Call today to arrange a visit!

Moravian Academy 4313 Green Pond Rd. Bethlehem 610.691.1600 moravianacademy.org

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Notre Dame High School 3417 Church Rd. Easton 610.868.1431 ext.108 ndcrusaders.org

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Why not start a new beginning at Notre Dame High School? If you are looking for a school that promotes self-discipline and service as important components of its curriculum, and respects and treats each child as a whole person, look no further than Notre Dame High School in Easton. Notre Dame High School is a four-year, co-educational Catholic high school located on thirty-six acres. The administration, faculty and staff, in partnership with the parents and community, are committed to enriching the spiritual, academic, cultural, social and athletic development of each student. NDHS graduates are morally aware and academically capable individuals who will be outstanding contributors to the future. Students from diverse cultural, religious and economic backgrounds come together for active and varied curricular as well as extracurricular programs.

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Why Choose Notre Dame High School? • The environment is safe, stable and caring. • Strong academics open the door to success at the collegiate level, with 96 percent of graduates continuing their education at colleges or universities. • Students are accepted and respected for who they are. • The school’s positive atmosphere promotes togetherness and inclusion. • Students have endless opportunities to participate in all facets of high school life with 19 varsity sports and 20-plus clubs and organizations to participate in during their high school career. Gabrielle Grys (Class of 2014, now a sophomore at Vanderbilt University) says, “I chose to go to Notre Dame because of the overwhelming sense of home and family. I felt like I could really be myself at Notre Dame. The numerous opportunities that Notre Dame offered helped me grow academically, spiritually and socially. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without the support and guidance of this community.” For a school community that is rich in academics and rooted in faith, consider calling, visiting or touring NDHS. LEHIGHVALLEYST YLE.COM

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St.theJoseph Worker School 1858 Applewood Dr. Orefield 610.395.7221 stjosephtheworkerschool.org

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St. Joseph the Worker School is a special place for children in early childhood and kindergarten through eighth grade. It is seen in the faces of the students. It is felt in the enthusiasm of the faculty and staff. It is heard in the voices of their volunteers. And it is experienced in the warm and welcoming embrace of the school community. The school is rich in the traditions of academic excellence and community service. While exploring everything St. Joseph the Worker School has to offer in its thriving and spiritually active community, amazing student success is evident. St. Joseph the Worker School builds a child’s foundation with a strong integrated curriculum enhanced by spiritual, academic, artistic, musical, technological and


physical development. The faculty and staff are dedicated to nurturing excellence and growth and assisting students to achieve their full potential. The team of certified teachers is made up of the most dedicated educators in the Lehigh Valley. Students are the heart and soul of St. Joseph the Worker and the school could not be more proud of how they represent the school, their families and most importantly, Jesus. The school hears from many that having a school with a culture of honesty, kindness, respect and personal responsibility makes it a safe and fun place for the students to learn. There are a variety of ways that students interact with each other from prayer partners and academics, to sports and art and music. There truly is something for everyone at St. Joseph the Worker! Parents are invited to visit the school, meet with faculty, attend events and see firsthand how St. Joseph the Worker School is preparing another generation of children of all faiths for a life of learning and service.

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Swain School 1100 S. 24th St. Allentown 610.433.4542 swain.org

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The Swain School is a co-educational, nondenominational, independent, college preparatory school located on a picturesque 20-acre campus in suburban Allentown. Students range from preschool (age three) through eighth grade. It is a diverse community, where students thrive in an active-learning environment, structured to maximize each child’s development. The school provides an exceptional academic foundation, challenging each child on his or her level to develop into a passionate, confident learner. Swain uses the latest research in child development to structure how teachers guide students to reach their highest potential. Children learn differently from ages six to nine than they do as preteens, and teachers adjust everything they do to be centered on them. Student life includes outdoor learning, sports and the arts, all designed to bring out individual leadership qualities in each child, and to help them discover where their talents and abilities lie. Swain encourages vibrant partnerships with parents and families to inspire and reinforce lifelong learning. Find out what a difference Swain can make for your child.

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Hillside School 2697 Brookside Rd. Macungie 610.967.3701 hillsideschool.org

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The Hillside School is an independent school for students in kindergarten through eighth grade with language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia, as well as other disorders that affect learning (auditory and visual processing disorders, non-verbal learning disabilities, working memory deficits, ADHD, sensory processing disorders). Hillside provides explicit multi-sensory and differentiated instruction embedded with strategies that allow students to experience success. Through integrated academic experiences that focus on individual strengths, students acquire an understanding of learning as a process and utilize assistive technology to help surmount areas of weakness and to augment the curriculum. The nurturing environment of The Hillside School fosters self-awareness, builds self-esteem and promotes self-advocacy skills for use beyond the school’s walls. Specific hallmarks of The Hillside School experience include an 8:1 student-toteacher ratio, executive function skills training, weekly guidance and language lessons for students and HELPS sessions to support parents.


St. Theresa School is a private, Catholic, elementary school in Hellertown that encourages students in Pre-K 3 through eighth grade to realize their unique potential through spiritual growth, Christian service, education and personal development. St. Theresa School has a strong tradition of academic excellence anchored by dedicated teachers who inspire students while educating the whole child. Small class sizes allow students to receive personalized instruction and attention. St. Theresa School, located right off of I-78 at the Hellertown exit, is easily accessible from Bethlehem, Allentown, Easton and Upper Bucks County (with public school transportation available). Students of all faiths are welcome! Financial aid and transfer grants are available. Make an appointment for a personal visit and tour of the school at 610.838.8161 or altnst@ptd.net.

St. Theresa School 300 Leonard St. Hellertown 610.838.8161 sttheresaotcj.org

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Mercy School for Special Learning 830 S. Woodward St. Allentown 610.797.8242 mercyschool.org

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Mercy School for Special Learning is the Lehigh Valley’s leader in helping children and adults with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities excel in all areas of life. For more than 60 years, Mercy has combined academics, life skills and meaningful community experiences to help each student reach his or her fullest potential. Mercy focuses on what a child can do and develops those strengths. Mercy offers three distinct programs to help each individual achieve success: • An inclusive, comprehensive Pre-K program for ages three to five. • A school-age program for ages five to 21 in which students are grouped by age and ability to bring out their best. • An over-21 program that combines in-house and community activities to enrich each adult’s life. At Mercy, each child is loved and treated with respect in a safe, caring and nurturing environment. Parents are welcome to tour anytime to see how Mercy can help their child flourish.

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For nearly 30 years, The Goddard School® has been a trusted name among parents and families. Its classrooms are safe, nurturing learning environments for children six weeks to six years, offering age-appropriate opportunities to explore and discover. Highly trained teachers lead each child to reach developmental milestones, preparing the children for social and academic success. The Goddard School’s F.L.EX.® Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience) is based on academic research that shows children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun. The program focuses on academic, social, creative and child-centered development to provide a well-rounded experience and ensure children become respectful, confident and joyful learners. The Goddard School located in Bethlehem is located at 4500 Falmer Drive. The Goddard School located in Easton is located at 1775 Sullivan Trail and The Goddard School located in Macungie is located at 8230 Hamilton Boulevard, Breinigsville.

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Goddard School 4500 Falmer Dr. Bethlehem 610.694.9100 1775 Sullivan Trail Easton 610.253.0400 8230 Hamilton Blvd. Breinigsville 484.408.0010 goddardschool.com

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