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Upcoming Events

Fireside classes 9-4
December 1 - Tuesday

Secret Santa - GIFT TWO
December 1 - Tuesday

Hoagie Day
December 1 - Tuesday

Fireside classes 9-4
December 8 - Tuesday

December 8 - Tuesday

Pizza Day
December 8 - Tuesday

December 10 - Thursday

Field Trip - Bethlehem Ice Rink (outdoor) 1-3PM
December 11 - Friday

No classes - holiday break
December 15 - Tuesday


Welcome to the Fireside


Registration for Fireside AFTER 9/15 is done on an individual basis depending on class availability and teacher approval.  Because most teachers have now obtained or copied their class materials, it is not a guarantee that new families will be accepted.  If you should be just moving into the area or have just decided to homeschool, please contact us at and we will discuss registration options for your family.  Thanks so much!



For families that are currently registered for classes, please take a few moments and register on this site for access to the "members only" pages  (Please note that you may ONLY request membership on the website after you've become a registered member for  classes). On the sidebar, you will see "request membership" listed.  You will need to fill out some information that will be sent to the website administration (Laurel Wenson, assistant director);  you will then receive an email confirming your membership on this site.  You will then need to create a family login and password that only you will know.  The "members only" pages will include an online directory for members only, teacher pages for students who might miss a class assignment, optional family pages (you decide!), and much more.  All memberships must be approved by the site adminstrator, so it will be a totally secure environment for registered families only.  Thanks for being a part of the family!


Want to take a closer look? -- Take a "Virtual Tour" of the building that we call "home" each Tuesday. Look for the link on the left sidebar!  


   About Fireside Academy Community Co-op

NEW!!   -- Beginning in September of 2013,  Fireside will be a peanut/nut free co-op!

Our co-op classes are held on Tuesdays, September to May -- first day for 2014-2015 is Tuesday, September 9th. 

Classes for the 2014-2015 school year will once again meet in downtown Bethlehem at the Christ United Church of Christ, at the corner of Center St. and Market St.   Entrance will be on Center Street at the door closest to Market Street.  TEACHERS arriving for first period can use the Walnut Street entrance -- all other periods will need to use the Center St. entrance.

The Fireside Academy Community Co-op for Homeschoolers is unique, not-for-profit organization, offering support and encouragement to parents who are teaching their children at home through traditional and cyber-education methods . Fireside Academy helps foster a sense of community 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. Our website and free on-line newsletter keep families informed of upcoming events and opportunities for families of Lehigh and Northampton Counties of Pennsylvania, as well as western New Jersey.