How is student character formed at Chesterton?
The center of the Chesterton Academy Three Pillars model is character formation. This formation focuses on forming habits of virtue, in particular, the Cardinal virtues of prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance, which we believe are the foundation of leadership. All four are necessary to prepare students to ultimately lead their families, communities, and country to Christ.
All of the Cardinal virtues find expression through relationships in community. To aid the building of meaningful relationships between the faculty and students at Chesterton, we draw on the House system, part of the 1,000 year-old tradition of Christian education exemplified in the colleges at Oxford and Cambridge.
Each student at Chesterton Academy is assigned to one of four smaller communities or “Houses” for their tenure at Chesterton. The Houses at Chesterton Academy provide real, tangible community within the larger school, giving students the opportunity to take ownership, fulfill the call to leadership, and to cultivate the ideal conditions for virtue. Within the Houses, students build meaningful relationships through service projects, competitions, celebrations, and prayer. Houses are led by Junior and Senior prefects, who are elected by their peers. The Houses of Chesterton Academy are engaged in continual competition for the White Horse Cup, which is awarded each year to the House with the most points at the end of the year.
Learn more about the Chesterton Academy House system.
Congratulations to House of Augustine
Winners of the White Horse Cup – 2016-17