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

Mr. John Heitzenrater, II A.B., M.H.M.
Headmaster – St. Constantine School of Lehigh Valley

Come Visit Us

St. Constantine School Lehigh Valley is currently beginning to speak with families who have interest in enrollment. Please complete our inquiry form to be in contact so that we may reach out to you.

Mr. John Heitzenrater, II A.B., M.H.M.
Headmaster – St. Constantine School of Lehigh Valley

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.