St. Constantine School of Lehigh Valley


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The Journey Begins

Welcome to St. Constantine School of Lehigh Valley’s inaugural year!

Over the past year we have learned valuable lessons about the importance of the educational environment. 2021-2022 promises to be a fresh start, a revival during a time when our children are most in need of it. We could not be more excited to provide just that.

The Orthodox Saint Constantine is known for his faith, character, and leadership. With these virtues as an example to us all, we move forward to launch a school founded in both Orthodoxy and Classical Education.

No matter your faith or background, all are welcome to experience the richness of the Classical and Orthodox educational traditions.

Our Location

On the hidden 40+ acre campus of the St. Francis Center for Renewal, St. Constantine School of Lehigh Valley is conveniently located just moments from Route 22 and 191 in Bethlehem off of Bridle Path Road.

What is a Classical Education?

A classical education takes a unifying approach to intellectual and moral formation by developing both the mind and the heart.

Through the study of languages, the sciences, history, mathematics, literature, and fine arts, classical education helps students recover a sense of wonder in their search for knowledge, alongside a deeper purpose—namely, the pursuit of wisdom.

~ Institute for Classical Education

Discover St. Constantine School

March 2021

Grande opening announcement for the 2021-2022 school year! St. Constantine School of Lehigh Valley will open its doors in September for grades 1-5. We are now connecting with interested families to schedule April visitations. Please connect with us here to schedule a tour and enrollment information.

April 17, 2021

Onsite tours begin. Enrollment materials become available and online application process opens.

May 1, 2021

Rolling admission and financial aid awards begin.

Application & Fees


The cost of attending St. Constantine School of Lehigh Valley is $9,995 for the 2021-2022 school year. Payment plans and tuition insurance are available to all families.

Financial Aid & Tuition Assistance

Cost should never be a reason to prevent a child from attending the St. Constantine School. Available financial aid will be given with priority to need. All families who require additional financial resources to attend are encouraged to apply for aid.

Extras & Fees

Within and beyond the school day, St. Constantine School will offer extra activities, experiences, and support that is not covered by tuition. These amenities may include music lessons, in-school lunch service, before and after school extended care, after school clubs and sports, field trips, and uniforms. Some assistance may be available for these extras.

Come Visit Us

St. Constantine School Lehigh Valley is currently beginning to speak with families who have interest in enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year. Please complete our inquiry form to be in contact so that we may reach out to you. April tour dates and admissions procedures will be released in the coming weeks.

About Our Headmaster

John W. Heitzenrater II has nearly 17 years teaching and administrative experience in classical schools. Mr. Heitzenrater began his career teaching history and humanities at the Lady Margaret Roper School and St. Peter’s Orthodox Classical School in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2015, he joined Responsive Education Solutions and served as a founding headmaster, Director of K-12 History, Regional Director under the superintendent, and most recently as headmaster of the second largest Responsive Ed school with a student enrollment of approximately 915 students.

Mr. Heitzenrater received his A.B. magna cum laude from the College of St. Thomas More where he studied literature, philosophy, theology, classical languages, and history. In graduate school he attended the University of Dallas where he received his Master of Humanities with a concentration in history in 2016.

He and his family were received into the Orthodox Church on Lazarus Saturday 2019 after praying about and researching Orthodoxy for over two decades. He brings a love for student excellence, a passion for classical education, and a quest for virtue, holiness, and wisdom to students and families. He and his wife Christina have 11 children, seven girls and four boys, many of whom will attend St. Constantine School.