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March 7, 2017

We're expanding to Challenge B!

We're in the midst of an exciting year for 2016-17, and looking forward to the upcoming year. We are excited to announce that for 2017-18, we will be adding Challenge B to our existing offerings of Challenge A, Foundations, and Essentials. Challenge A & B are for the 7th and 8th grade years (older students who are new to Classical Conversations may also participate). We expect to continue to expand the Challenge program in future years.

For more information about the Challenge A & B program, please look at the CC web site. For more information about signing up, please contact Challenge Director Lori Emr.

We are just about full for our Foundations program (K4-6th grade) for next year; Essentials (4th-6th grade) still has space available. There is a possibility of a new Foundations campus opening in the Lehigh Valley area; if you contact us, we'll put you in touch with others who are interested. We will have the Push The Rock recreational/sports/gym program on Tuesday afternoons again next year; all homeschoolers are welcome to participate in that (primarily intended for ages 4-3rd grade, as it runs at the same time as Essentials).

July 15, 2016

Filling up!

If you're thinking about participating in Classical Conversations at our Coopersburg campus, don't wait to sign up! We've expanded our number of Foundations classes from 3 last year to the maximum of 6 for this coming year, and only a few slots are left. A few spaces are also available for the Essentials afternoon program for 4th-6th graders. We are also accepting applications for Challenge A (7th grade; 8th graders also accepted), but decisions must be made very soon for that. Classes will start August 30, and run on Tuesdays throughout the school year.

Childcare will be available for children who are too young to participate in CC classes, with professional caregivers and a fun program of Bible stories and songs as well as both structured and free play.

For more information, please contact us at at for Foundations & Essentials, or via the CC website for Challenge.

May 23, 2016

Push The Rock in the afternoons

We are delighted to announce a partnership with Push The Rock, a Christian sports ministry. This coming school year, PTR will operate a sports & activity program each afternoon of our community days (24 weeks through the year), in the new gym at our new home, Locust Valley Chapel in Coopersburg. This will run 1-3 PM, during the time that Essentials (CC's extended program for 4th-6th grades) meets. PTR is available for younger siblings of Essentials students, for other Foundations kids who want the activity and extended time with their CC friends, and for other homeschooling children who simply want an exercise program.

We look forward  to Push The Rock joining with our program to minster to the whole person of our students.

May 19, 2016

Challenge A (middle school) program starting!

We are delighted to announce the beginning of CC's Challenge program for middle and high school students this coming fall. We will offer Challenge A this year, which is intended for students approximately 12-13 years old. There are several spaces open for new students; we also have space in Foundations and Essentials for younger siblings, but those spaces are limited, so please don't wait if you're interested.

Challenge is CC's 6-year capstone program for building students into devoted followers of Christ and leaders of people, building on the foundation of learning in Foundations and Essentials to explore and think about the world God has placed us in. It is a 30-week, once a week full day program that covers a full range of subjects in a highly participatory seminar setting. It does not require parents to be present, though they are involved through the week in guiding and supporting students in home assignments.

Our plan is to keep building Challenge classes in coming years, so that students who start this year with Challenge A will be able to go through the entire A, B, I, II, III, IV sequence over the next 6 years. However, we won't necessarily offer every class every year (we may group two years of students together to have a better-sized class and properly staff the program).

For more information about the Challenge A program, please look at the CC web site. For more information about signing up, please contact Challenge Director Lori Emr.

March 30, 2016

Last chance for visit this school year!

We're rapidly approaching the end of the 24-week program year for Foundations and Essentials. Our final open house for 2015-16 will be Tuesday, April 12. You'll get a lot more out of the visit if you first attend an information meeting where we can tell you more of what CC is about and how it operates. We will have an information meeting this coming Saturday, April 2, 9-11 AM in the cafe at Wegman's, 5000 Wegmans Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18017. Please contact us at to reserve a space (limited availability!) at the open house and let us know you're coming to the information meeting.We look forward to helping you discern whether CC is a good fit for you and your children for the coming year.

March 9, 2016

Bigger and better for 2016-17!

We are excited to announce that our community is moving to a new location for 2016-17. We've maxed out the space at our current location, and we're growing. We are deeply grateful that Locust Valley Chapel of Coopersburg (map) has agreed to host CC next year. Locust Valley has more classroom space, and we expect to expand from three to five classes of Foundations. They also are building a gym, which should be available to use by fall. We look forward to having that available for recess and afternoon activity times.

Even though we're adding two new classes, spaces are quickly filling up! (We had to turn people away this year.) If you're interested in joining either the Foundations or the Essentials programs, please don't wait. We've started the last quarter (last community day is April 19), so if you would like to see CC in action, please email us at to arrange a time to visit. If you know that you're ready to register, please fill out CC's registration form and send us an email to get the postal address to send the registration form and fee.

January 28, 2016

Thinking about next year?

Are you interested in learning more about Classical Conversations for the next school year? CC Lehigh Valley is hosting an open house this coming Tuesday, February 2, 9 am-noon for Foundations (age 4 to 6th grade) and 1-3 PM for Essentials (4th-6th grades). Join us for a regular community day; you can see what goes into a day together, and your child(ren) are welcome to participate as well. Feel free to bring a sack lunch so we can talk together over a meal.

If you plan on coming, please send a note to so we can be expecting you and have materials ready.

Window on Challenge for middle and high school
On Friday, Feb. 5, 2-4 PM, we will be hosting Doylestown Challenge tutor Heather Zloty, who will explain how Challenge, Classical Conversations' program for middle and high schoolers, works. We do not yet have a Challenge program in place, but are seeking to initiate it in either 2016-17 or at latest 2017-18. Challenge is an all-day (once a week) program with a full range of subjects, designed to help students master the academic material and develop leadership and maturity. Again, if you plan on coming, please send a note to