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Moravian Academy
7 East Market St.    
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania  18018  
Private/Independent School
Coed Day n 12 730 students


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Moravian Academy is a church-related school whose Moravian tradition affirms that young people best realize their potential in an atmosphere of love and understanding. We seek to promote the child's full development in mind, body, and spirit. 

Since 1742 the school has encouraged sound innovations to meet contemporary challenges while recognizing the permanence of basic human values. 

Moravian Academy seeks to fulfill its mission by pursuing the following goals:
  • Provide a strong academic foundation in preparation for college work.
  • Help students develop self-respect, dignity, and a concern and respect for others.
  • Promote creativity and an appreciation of aesthetic values.
  • Help students to develop their physical skills and encourage positive attitudes about health and fitness.
  • Engage students in experiences that will develop maturity, independence, adaptability, integrity, and love of learning.
  • Help students to become aware of the spiritual dimension of life and further their understanding of the Judeo-Christian tradition.
  • Encourage students and their parents to recognize their responsibilities in the educational process and demonstrate their commitment to the purposes and goals of Moravian Academy. 
Moravian Academy traces its origins to the Moravians who settled Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1741. The Academy descends from the first school for girls founded in the American colonies in 1742. We are the ninth oldest independent school in the United States. Moravian Academy was incorporated in 1971 with the merger of Moravian Seminary for Girls and Moravian Preparatory School.
The early Moravians who founded our school viewed education as a sacred responsibility. They were guided by the wisdom of John Amos Comenius, the Moravian bishop who lived in 17th century Europe. Comenius is known to educators everywhere as the Father of Modern Education.
Comenius envisioned an education in which all would participate, and an education that would allow each individual to develop fully in mind, body, and spirit. Early Moravian schools also emphasized music, which continues to be a vital part of our education.
Moravian Academy's goal is to create an atmosphere of love and understanding. As an independent school, we welcome people of all religious faiths, and live our religious identity in ways that honor and celebrate this diversity. As a church-related school, we value the beliefs and traditions of the Moravian Church, a heritage that both formed and informs our collective identity. Click HERE to read more about the role of religion at Moravian Academy.

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