The 1970’s saw the rise of private Christian schools across the region. Most of these schools were designed for grades K-8. By the 1980’s it was clear that a regional Christian high school was needed to fill the gap that existed for secondary Christian education. A plan began to take shape as four Christian schools: Bethlehem Christian School, Central Assembly Christian School (now known as Covenant Christian Academy),and Lehigh Christian Academy decided to pool resources and talent to launch the new high school. Each school pledged to send two representatives to the new governing board. After much hard work, the school opened in 1988 on the campus of United Wesleyan College on E. Cedar Street in Allentown. As the student body continued to grow, it became apparent that another, larger facility would be needed. In 2009, LVCHS moved to larger facilities in Catasauqua and then in 2015, the school moved to its current home. LVCHS was recently re-accredited by ACSI and Middle States in 2011 through 2018. In 2012, LVCHS was admitted to membership in the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) and in 2014, LVCHS became a Dual Enrollment Affiliate of Cairn University.
The Board of Directors has a majority representation from the cooperating schools. Other members are selected by the Board from both the school community and the evangelical community.
For an overview of our school, the school profile can be found here.
LVCHS students come from five Pennsylvania counties and western New Jersey, and represent a wide variety of churches.
Over 97% attend college, others enter the work force. Many from both categories work and worship in the Lehigh Valley.
LVCHS is fully accredited by both Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association of Christian Schools International(ACSI).
LVCHS is a Dual Enrollment Affiliate of Cairn University and through this partnership is able to offer college credit for upper level courses offered at LVCHS.
Association for Christian Schools International and Mid-Atlantic Christian Schools Association
Lehigh Valley Christian High School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, athletic or other school administered programs.