Lehigh Valley Christian High School

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Lehigh Valley Christian High School
Location
3436 Winchester Road, Allentown, PA 18104
Information
Type Private, Christian
Established 1988
Mascot Cougar
Colors Red and Black and White             
Website

Lehigh Valley Christian High School (LVCHS) is a private, Christian high school located in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

History[edit]

LVCHS was established in 1988 as a cooperative among three Lehigh Valley, Christian elementary schools – Bethlehem Christian School, Lehigh Christian Academy, and Phillipsburg Christian Academy – desiring a continuation of their education style from the ninth to the twelfth grades.[1] After being housed in what was previously the Lincoln Middle School, LVCHS is currently located in the Calvary Temple Church building in Allentown, PA. In the Fall of 2015, LVCHS became the first Christian High School in the greater Lehigh Valley area to become a blended learning school, integrating both on-line learning and on-site teachers to deliver a robust, Christ-centered education.

Mission[edit]

Lehigh Valley Christian High School seeks to equip students to think biblically and function purposefully in society.

Vision[edit]

Lehigh Valley Christian High School will glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by providing a rigorous educational program for students of various levels of academic ability taught by a highly qualified faculty in a fully equipped facility.

Philosophy Statement[edit]

Lehigh Valley Christian High School espouses the historic Christian view of life as presented in the Bible: Since God created and sustains everything through His Son, Jesus Christ, man's work and life are to be God-centered and should glorify Him. However, man, being a sinner by nature and choice, cannot in this condition glorify or know God. He can glorify and know God only by being born again and by committing his life to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (Romans 1-8)

The total process of education must, therefore, seek to direct the student to knowledge, righteousness, and holiness in Christ (Colossians 3:10, Ephesians 4:24). Lehigh Valley Christian High School seeks to develop and relate the whole person to God spiritually, mentally, socially and physically.

Such an education stems from the comprehensive principle stated in the Word of God, "For by Him (Christ) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth . . . And He is before all things and by Him all things consist." (Colossians 1:16,17) This education is God-centered rather than man-centered and presents all truth as God's truth, since knowledge is made complete by the recognition of God's place in it. Even though much knowledge is factually the same for both the Christian and the non-Christian, recognition of the Creator God is required to teach the totality of truth in any subject.

Also vital to such an education is a recognition of the Holy Spirit's ministry in teaching and learning. Since all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Christ (Colossians 2:3), then an educational process conducted in vital union with the Holy Spirit of truth will be a truly fruitful one: "He will guide you into all truth . . ."(John 16:13). Lehigh Valley Christian High School seeks to provide an atmosphere in which our students may be discipled in love according to truth, to live to the glory of the Lord Jesus (John 8:13,14, 1 Timothy 1:5).

Parents must be vitally involved in their children's learning processes (Deuteronomy 6, Ephesians 6). Deuteronomy 6 directs parents to live, talk and teach the fear, obedience and love of the Lord in the home. God holds parents responsible for the education of their children. At the parents' request, Lehigh Valley Christian High School becomes a partner in providing this education for their children.

Student Body[edit]

While located in Allentown, the students of LVCHS come from many other municipalities in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, western New Jersey and a wide range of countries from around the world.

Accreditation and memberships[edit]

Lehigh Valley Christian High School has earned accreditation from both the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association of Christian Schools International, the latter of which the School is also a member. LVCHS is also a member of Mid-Atlantic Christian School Association.[1]

Athletics[edit]

LVCHS competes in District XI of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. The Cougars field teams in boys and girls soccer, girls volleyball, boys and girls basketball, cheerleading, baseball, and track and field.[2]

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Coordinates: 40°37′21″N 75°26′03″W / 40.6226°N 75.4343°W / 40.6226; -75.4343