The 1970’s saw a significant rise of Christian elementary schools across our region. By the mid-1980’s it was determined a regional Christian high school was needed as a secondary school alternative.
A plan began to take shape as several area Christian elementary schools: Bethlehem Christian School, Covenant Christian Academy, Lehigh Christian Academy and the former Phillipsburg Christian Academy pooled talent and resources to launch Lehigh Valley Christian High School in the fall of 1988 on the campus of the former United Wesleyan College on E. Cedar Street in Allentown.
As LVCHS continued to evolve, the school sold its Allentown campus and moved to Catasauqua in 2009. Six years later the school moved to Calvary Temple Church in South Whitehall Township for three years.
In the fall of 2017, a Development Committee comprising alumni, staff, parents, LVCHS Board Members and representatives from some christian elementary schools was established to determine the future of Lehigh Valley Christian High School.
During a 7 month period, the committee reviewed over 40 possible locations and toured a dozen potential sites. In late April a site was selected and contract negotiations began. A lease agreement was approved in early July 2018 with a commitment to open school in the fall.
On September 4, 2018, Lehigh Valley Christian High School began its 31st school year at the Bethlehem First Church of the Nazarene in Bethlehem. It is anticipated this site will serve the needs of our school for decades to come based upon location, facility and mission.