The result of a grass-roots movement of parents, Chesterton Academy offers an integrated college preparatory curriculum taught through the lens of the Catholic faith. Launched in fall of 2008 with just 10 students, the school now enrolls nearly 150 students in grades nine through twelve.
Chesterton Academy offers:
- Well-defined integrated curriculum with classical emphasis
- Emphasis on general knowledge, not specialization
- Mixture of Socratic method and lecture format
- Regular and committed involvement in pro-life activities and strong ties to established pro-life organizations
- Daily Mass
- Affordable tuition
The purpose of Chesterton Academy is to nurture the minds and the souls of our children 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 children 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.