Western Heritage Traditions-Original Sources- Building Wisdom and Virtue.
Students at Chesterton Academy enjoy a cohesive, content-rich education. With broad exposure to many different disciplines, students expand their interests, uncover hidden talents, and improve their ability to think critically.
The Chesterton Academy model begins with a classical, integrated curriculum. This award-winning curriculum promotes revelation to the transcendentals– what is good, beautiful and true. Students read Homer, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid, Virgil, Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Teresa of Avila, Dostoyevsky, C.S. Lewis… and G.K. Chesterton.
Chesterton students study the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. History, literature, philosophy, and theology are braided together within a historical time period. The sciences and the humanities are intimately connected, so the logic of math is seen in philosophy, and in God’s handiwork in the sciences. Faith and reason meet in every class. Equal emphasis is given to the arts, so that every student learns to draw, paint, sing in a choir, act on stage, give speeches, and engage in debate.
Each year builds on the previous, so that by the end of senior year, our students develop into articulate, clear-thinking, well-rounded, and, very importantly, joyful individuals.
Nothing could be better preparation for success at college. Our students fare very well on standardized tests and college admissions. Yet, our mission does not end with merely getting students into college. We are preparing them for life, which includes finding their gifts and their vocation for the greater good and glory to God.