An Integrated, Classical, Liberal Arts Curriculum
Preparation for College and Life!

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.


Chesterton Advantage

Chesterton Academy students have the opportunity to earn college credits through Franciscan University—and at an extremely affordable rate. 

Juniors and seniors can earn up to 36 credits while still in high school. These credits can be counted toward completion of an undergraduate degree at Franciscan and may also be transferable to other colleges and universities. Students have access to Franciscan Life Online to help foster a vibrant sense of community amongst learners. 

Each year more and more Chesterton students from across the country are choosing Christendom for its vibrant Catholic culture and to deepen the Catholic education begun at Chesterton Academy, as they seek to learn the Truth, live the Faith, and thrive in the college years and beyond!

Christendom College has two exclusive offers for Chesterton Academy students.