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Chrysostom Academy


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Chrysostom Academy offers students an outstanding Classical Education rooted in the ancient Orthodox faith. Familiar subjects like Math, Science, History, and Literature will be taught in a manner which benefits students and their unique character made in the image and likeness of God. Teachers will guide students on their path to knowledge, always focusing on virtue, holiness, and the acquisition of wisdom in the pursuit of personal excellence.

Each day, students will be immersed in a robust academic environment that includes core classes, prayer, Holy Scripture, and formal religious instruction. In addition to this, students will have an opportunity to read and study in a place where Goodness, Beauty, and Truth are not mere slogans, but real, tangible things which form and mold us as human beings. While the school is uniquely pan-Orthodox, students and families of all religious backgrounds are welcome to join its ranks.

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Steps To Admission

I. Apply Online

Complete the Application for Admission here and submit all required application materials.

II. Schedule a Visit

The Academy is located at 395 Bridle Path Road, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18017 on the property of the former School Sisters of St. Francis School for Girls.

III. Interview with the Headmaster

All families and students are required to meet with Mr. Heitzenrater prior to being accepted into Chrysostom Academy.

IV. Acceptance into the Academy

Once the application, school visit, and interview have occurred, a determination will be made on whether the application is accepted. If accepted, families would begin the Enrollment Process.

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Notice Of Nondiscriminatory Policy
As To Students

Chrysostom Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the Academy. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs

Our Location

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

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Mr. John Heitzenrater, II A.B., M.H.M.
Headmaster – Chrysostom Academy

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.