Chesterton Academy

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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.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded2008
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2012, 2014

Student Body

Total Students165 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeChesterton Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,395
Admissions DirectorKristen Basgall

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
BowlingSoccer,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Art Club, Chess Club, Discernment Club, Electronics Club, Entrepreneurship Club, House System Prefects, Mock Trial Club, Pro-Life Club, Saints Club, Social Life Committee, Women's Defense Club, Works of Mercy Service Club, Yearbook Committee

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber Choir, St. Cecilia String Ensemble, Women's Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Track and Running Clu

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.

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