What is fireside all about?

academics, socializing, friendships & fun all rolled into one!

Fireside Academy is a community of homeschoolers that meets every Tuesday from September through May to engage in academic and enrichment classes. We offer classes for Pre-K through 12th grade and provide an encouraging environment for all of our Fireside families. Whether you are looking for academics or enrichment supplements to your current homeschooling methods, Fireside has it! We serve opportunities for families of the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania, but also Bucks, Carbon, Monroe, and neighboring New Jersey.

We offer classes that range from science to art to theater and so much more. We are a dynamic community and our offerings are a wonderful addition to our homeschoolers' needs. Every year, our classes change and adjust to the needs and wants of the current Fireside families. They can include classes such as:

  • Science: Biology, Physics, Earth, Chemistry
  • STEM
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • History & Geography
  • Government
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Culinary Arts
  • Physical Education
  • Foreign Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Creative Writing
  • Public Speaking
  • Teen Leadership
  • Literary Arts
  • Music
  • Survival Skills
  • Musical Theater & Drama
  • Theater Tech
  • Yearbook
  • Newsletter
  • Lego Club
  • Psychology
  • Sewing & Fiber Arts
  • Pre-K Classes for siblings... and more!
fireside fosters a sense of community and belonging

Academic goals are not the only benefit to being a part of our homeschooling community. Fireside Academy will help foster a sense of community and belonging for homeschooling families. Our enrichment classes and extra-curricular activities provide opportunities for social interaction with others who understand a lifestyle focused on family and education.

We feel that offering opportunities for homeschooled children to participate in activities such as theater or teen leadership, or to develop new interests by learning to cook, paint, or sew, are vital to a rich educational experience. 

  • Friendships for the kids and the parents
  • New interests explored and developed
  • Many educational and seasonal events offered
  • Opportunities for teen volunteering
  • Academic accountability for your students
  • Lunch and recess in the middle of the "school" day
  • Field trips to new and exciting places with friends
  • Classroom type experiences
  • Education Fair and Fine Arts Night participation
  • and so much more!

Many of our families are from the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania: Bethlehem, Allentown, and Easton, but we also have members from neighboring counties such as Bucks, Monroe, Carbon, plus New Jersey!

Roberto and Tricia, Chef and Event Coordinator & Sales
Our teens are very involved in a leadership class and volunteer activities.

We also offer the opportunity for our students to create a yearbook and newsletter, documenting their experiences and providing information for our families. Family events, teen gatherings, and all-age field trips further a feeling of community for your family.

Our facility has a variety of classrooms, large social areas both indoor and outdoor, and a working stage for our theater classes.! We are close to Rt. 78 and easily accessible from 22 and the Turnpike for homeschoolers from the outskirts of the Lehigh Valley, Poconos, and New Jersey.

Visit us on Facebook to keep up to date with our current events and see what an "average" day at Fireside looks like!