About Newcomer Academy

Students and families new to the United States should first go to their nearest neighborhood school to enroll with the Allentown School District. You can locate your neighborhood school using My School Locator. 

Enrollment Information

Students qualify for placement at Secondary Newcomer Academy based on the results of the following:

  • Home language survey
  • WIDA Screener
  • US Entry Date
  • No previous US school experience


Students who attend Secondary Newcomer Academy will receive courses in:

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses
  • Middle and High School Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra and Geometry courses
  • Environmental Science, Physical, Science and Biology courses
  • United States History, American Government and Social Studies Courses

 Services & Programming

  • Transportation to and from school
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Enrichment clubs and activities
  • Tutoring and Interventions
  • Parental involvement activities
  • Technology across the curriculum
  • Summer Programs 

Newcomer Academy at Lincoln (Grades K-6)

1402 Walnut St, Allentown, PA 18102

Newcomer Academy at Midway Manor (Grades 7-12)

2020 E. Pennsylvania St. Allentown, PA 18013

Newcomer Academy Director: Kathleen Gill
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Secondary Newcomer ESOL Facilitator: Lisa Greitzer
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K-6 Newcomer ESOL Facilitator: Jill Smerdon
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