Good Shepherd Catholic School

Good Shepherd Catholic School is a Catholic Elementary School in Northampton, Pennsylvania.
Our mission is to follow in the footsteps of Jesus, the Good Shepherd. We lead our students in the rich traditions of hard work, responsibility and faith in God and family.
We instill in our students a profound love of learning, guiding them as they grow into compassionate, respectful leaders for tomorrow.
We inspire our students to achieve with integrity, responsibility and the love of Jesus the heart of their faith. As bearers of hope and beacons of light in their diverse and ever changing community, students of Good Shepherd Catholic School are prepared to lead and live in the glow of their loving patron, Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd. Shepherding in Faith ~ Inspiring in Education ~ Learning for Life.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students 308 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Good Shepherd Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 17 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(See School Uniform Policy)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Please call school office for tuition information. 610-262-9171
Admissions Director Mrs. Linda M. Poccia

School Notes

  • Good Shepherd Catholic School is a Catholic Elementary School with students in Preschool through Grade 8.  Our educational mission is an integrated ministry embracing education, worship, community, and service.  Our faith Community which includes parents, Pastors, administration, and faculty strives to introduce children to Jesus, the Good Shepherd, while working together to develop children spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically.  Our message is one of faith, hope, and love integrated into academics and witnessed in our words and actions. Our Preschool program runs Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 11:00 a.m. and our three Pre-K programs run three day mornings, five day mornings, or five day full day. Our Kindergarten program is a Full Day program with an academic curriculum.  Daily small group instruction by certified teachers using the Early Prevention of School Failure Modality Centers concentrating on the following modality skills language, fine motor, auditory, visual, and gross motor.  Daily whole group instruction is provided in Religion, Mathematics, Language Arts/ Reading, Science, and Social Studies.In addition to daily classroom Religion instruction all students attend mass each Friday.All students in Grades K-8 receive weekly instruction in the following specials: language (French K-3 and Spanish 4-8) physical education, music, computers, art, and library.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is Centennial School Lehigh Univ (4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Stephens School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Stephens School (2.3 miles away)
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  • Whitehall
    St Stephens School
    Daycare / Preschool (Episcopal)
    Grades: PK-KG | 192 students
    2.3 miles
    3900 Mechanicsville Rd
    Whitehall, PA 18052
  • Whitehall
    Lehigh Valley Sda School
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Grades: PK-8 | 60 students
    2.6 miles
    3950 Mechanicsville Rd
    Whitehall, PA 18052
  • Whitehall
    Grades: K-5 | 82 students
    3 miles
    1988 Schadt Ave
    Whitehall, PA 18052
  • Allentown
    Grades: PK-KG | 25 students
    3.4 miles
    719 Roble Rd
    Allentown, PA 18109
  • Whitehall
    Grades: K-8 | 181 students
    3.7 miles
    433 Pershing Blvd
    Whitehall, PA 18052

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The average private school tuition in Northampton County, PA is $3,242 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Northampton County, PA is 94% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).