About Our School

The mission of Notre Dame School of Bethlehem is to welcome and educate all of God’s children in faith, mind, and spirit through Jesus Christ, and empower them to become all that God calls them to be under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

  • Notre Dame is a truly Catholic School that provides a faith-based education with academic standards that exceed standard practices in every subject area for all of our students grades PreK - 8.
  • The members of the Notre Dame School faculty are qualified professionals with many years of experience. In addition to our classroom and specialty teachers we have a strong resource staff, many of whom have taught in the Catholic School system for many years and possess expertise in specific subject areas.
  • Notre Dame School is advanced in many ways. Our students have access to many technologies including 1 to 1 devices in grades 3 to 8 and SmartPanels in all classrooms, all on a beautiful campus. Our school building has both a computer and a science lab, a music/art room, and a special classroom for Spanish. Additional campus buildings used by our school students include an amazing gymnasium and the church hall which serves as the lunchroom.

The Academic Program

We provide competitive programs with well-rounded offerings to educate the whole person. The core curriculum is in alignment with state and national standards and is rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition.  In addition to the core curriculum, students participate in enrichment courses.

  • 8th Grade Advanced Algebra
  • Robotics Lab
  • STEM Technology classes
  • Project BioEYES - Anchor Project partnered with University of Pennsylvania Institute of
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center
  • Butterfly Labs K-3
  • Music, art, and Spanish are offered to all grade levels.
  • Extra curricular activities include a band and children’s choir.

Notre Dame School hosts many special events such as an annual Christmas program for Prek - 8th grade students, band concerts, spring choral concert, Living Stations of the Cross portrayed by our 8th grade students, and a CYO sponsored Talent show.


CYO Athletics includes

  • Cross Country
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball

How we support students with learning differences

For students in need of special education, accommodations and modifications are implemented in the classroom based on guidance from our Student Intervention Team. In addition, the CIU20 reading specialist provides reading remediation three times a week and math remediation two times a week to students who qualify for services.

Affiliated Parishes

Notre Dame of Bethlehem Church
Contributing Parish: St. Simon & Jude Parish

Grade Levels

PK4 to Grade 8


1835 Catasauqua Rd, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018, United States

Contact Name

Gwen Cantwell

Contact Email


Extended Care Hours

Morning Care: 7:00–8:30 AM

After Care: 2:30-5:30 PM