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Chesterton Academy Photo #1 - We are a joyfully Catholic, classical high school founded through a grass-roots movement of parents in 2008. At Chesterton Academy, our students experience the joy of Christ; they grow in character; they deepen their faith; they learn leadership; and our integrated classical curriculum prepares them for college and for life.
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Chesterton Academy Photo #1 - We are a joyfully Catholic, classical high school founded through a grass-roots movement of parents in 2008. At Chesterton Academy, our students experience the joy of Christ; they grow in character; they deepen their faith; they learn leadership; and our integrated classical curriculum prepares them for college and for life.
Chesterton Academy is a joyfully Catholic, classical, affordable high school.
Chesterton Academy offers a well-defined integrated curriculum with classical emphasis, emphasis on general knowledge, a mixture of Socratic method and lecture format, regular and committed involvement in pro-life activities, daily Mass, and affordable tuition.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 154 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,085
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded
2008
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2012, 2014

Student Body

Total Students
154 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Chesterton Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniform)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Financial Aid Opportunities
Admissions Director
Kristen Basgall

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Chess Club, House System Prefects, Mock Trial Club, Pro-Life Club, Women's Defense Club, Works of Mercy Service Club, Yearbook Committee

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber Choir, Women's Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Sailing Club, Ski Club

School Notes

  • The purpose of Chesterton Academy is to nurture the minds and the souls of our students through an integrated education. We believe that all truths are related to the central truth of the Incarnation, Crucifixion, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Faith and reason do not contradict one another, nor are they to be segregated from one another. Through the study of art, music, literature, language, history, mathematics, science, philosophy and religion, we want to prepare our students to think both rationally and creatively, to defend their faith, to contribute positively to society, and to promote a culture of life.We are called as faithful Christians to build a Culture of Life, which means going against modern trends and fashions in almost everything, especially in our approach to learning. As G.K. Chesterton said, "A dead thing goes with the stream; only a living thing can go against it."G.K. Chesterton represents the ideal of a complete thinker but also of a modern cultural warrior. At the beginning of the 20th century, he foresaw and addressed many of the destructive trends that have continued into the 21st century. As a recognized defender of the faith, a literary genius, and a stellar example of Christian charity, Chesterton is a perfect model on which to develop an integrated education.We are preparing our children for both temporal life and eternal life: to be good citizens and to be saints.
Profile last updated: 11/03/2021

School Reviews

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Going on our 3rd year with Chesterton Academy and the school is still exceeding any expectations we have had on all levels. This has not been our experience in the past with other schools. The students are well educated and "joyfully Catholic" is exactly so.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 154 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,085
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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