At the beginning of next school year (2019-2020), students of Holy Infancy School, Bethlehem, will start classes in a newer building about seven blocks away.
The new location will be the now-unused school building at Incarnation of Our Lord Parish, Thomas and Pierce streets, Bethlehem.
The move will have many benefits for school students. The new building is well-maintained and much better suited as an elementary school, with spacious classrooms and better parking. The new location is away from the traffic on Fourth Street, and is next door to Incarnation Church, which will be used for school liturgical celebrations.
Holy Infancy Parish plans to sell the current school site. The parish will receive all of the proceeds of the sale, which will be used for future needs at Holy Infancy Parish and at Holy Infancy School.
“Holy Infancy School has a long tradition and a very proud history, as does the former SS. Cyril and Methodius School at Incarnation Parish,” said Father Andrew Gehringer, Holy Infancy pastor. “This move has many positives for our students, and for the future of Catholic education on the South Side of Bethlehem,” he said.