About Us

Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School (LVA), located in Bethlehem, PA is an accredited public charter school authorized by the Bethlehem Area and Saucon Valley School Districts.  LVA serves 1,700 students from 16 different school districts in the Lehigh Valley.  LVA is the only fully authorized International Baccalaureate World School in Pennsylvania that offers an IB continuum to all students in grades K-12. Beginning with full-day kindergarten and continuing through a student's senior year, LVA emphasizes inquiry-based learning and critical thinking to prepare a student for higher education and the 21st century globalized environment. Lehigh Valley Academy is committed to developing young people into active, knowledgeable and caring members of a world-wide, diverse society.

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Vision

The vision of the Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School is to inspire lifelong learners capable of pursuing their goals and contributing to their community by providing an environment where all school members treat each other with respect and celebrate student achievement. Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School is committed to developing thinkers who are critical, creative, and open-minded, ready to embrace the challenges of a world-wide, diverse society.

Mission

The mission of Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School, a fully authorized, dynamic K-12 IB World School, is to educate all students through best learning practices and innovative teaching strategies to be responsible contributors in the community and successful in a 21st century global environment.

Belief Statements

We believe that Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School faculty and staff members deliver the 
International Baccalaureate Programmes that benefit all students by providing an approach that supports and results in student growth, development and achievement.

We believe that all students can learn in a safe, caring, nurturing and student-centered environment.

We believe that all teachers provide collaborative, constructivist, life-long learning experiences embedded in all areas of the curriculum.

We believe that education takes place in every aspect of a child’s day and it is the responsibility of all members of the Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School community to support student learning.

We believe that all parents and guardians, as a child’s first teacher, have a major influence on a child’s success at Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School.

We believe that Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School faculty and staff members prepare students for post-secondary education to be successful in a 21st century, global environment.

We believe that all members of the Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School community create a positive environment where diversity is accepted, respected and appreciated.