Academic Excellence

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Dear friend of Chesterton Academy,

Students at Chesterton Academy have an opportunity most students today will never get: the chance to enjoy a cohesive, content-rich education rooted in our Judeo-Christian, Greco-Roman heritage. The core curriculum takes them from the ancient world to the modern world, with four years of the fine arts, math and science. Each year builds on the previous, so that by the end of senior year, our graduates are well-rounded, articulate, and clear-thinking.


Supporting Academic Excellence is the most direct way to provide for our curriculum and classroom experience. It supports and invigorates every student's "life of the mind." 

  • Merit and need based scholarships
  • Technology and classroom enhancements
  • Recruit and retain classically trained faculty and staff
  • Professional development and benefits for employees
  • Enhancing the Fine Arts, Humanities, and Sciences

By designating your gift to Academic Excellence, you help young people become curious, critical, and joyful. Please prayerfully consider joining us in bringing the arts, the faith, and our Western Heritage to young hearts and minds. Thank you for your generosity.


Christopher Olley

Pray for us. Visit us. Support us.

Ways to Give

Thank you for your generosity! Whether you are interested in supporting Chesterton's Academic Excellence or in designating your gift, there are multiple ways to support Chesterton Academy. Please contact us if you have any questions about the options below, or if you would like to speak with one of our helpful Advancement representatives, Tyler Blanski ( or Christopher Olley (

Credit Card

Please use our secure online form or call (952) 378-1779. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and PayPal.

U.S. Mail

Make your personal or business check or money order payable to Chesterton Academy, and mail it to:

attn: Institutional Advancement
Chesterton Academy
1320 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343

If you use a Chesterton Academy business-reply envelope, please affix first-class postage for faster processing by the Post Office.

Memorial Gifts

If you wish to honor the memory of a family member or friend by making a contribution to Chesterton Academy, please write us at the above address and include the name of the individual you are honoring. Please state the designation of the gift if you wish. We will contact the family to let them know a donation has been made.

Year-End Giving

Contributions are deductible in the year they are made, so be sure to make your gift by December 31.

Mailed checks must be post-marked on or before December 31. If you use a Chesterton Academy business-reply envelope, it will help to add the appropriate postage for faster processing by the Post Office.

Credit Card gifts must be charged before midnight December 31. If you mail in a credit card contribution, be sure to send it well in advance of December 31.

Online Giving

Use our online donation form as a secure and convenient way to support Chesterton.

Real Estate

We can assist you with a donation of a personal residence, farm, vacation home, commercial property, or other real estate, which can provide you with tax savings and other benefits. Contact us to learn more.


Pledges (extending from a few months to two years) can be made in writing and mailed to:

attn: Institutional Advancement
Chesterton Academy
1320 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343

Please print clearly and in full your name, mailing address, and telephone number. State the full amount of the pledge, your payment schedule, and the amount and date of each pledge payment. You may designate your pledge to direct operations or to a specific program. We will send you an invoice.

Donor Privacy Policy

Chesterton Academy values our donors’ privacy. We will not sell a donor’s personal information to anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

We will only share personal information if the donor has given the Academy specific permission to do so. Any credit card information a donor provides for online donation transactions is immediately encrypted and used only for that transaction.

As a donor, you are the difference-maker.

Thank you for joining us in our commitment to creatively sharing the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith through a classical curriculum and joyful community.

All donations go directly to support and enable the academic and evangelical work of Chesterton Academy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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Schedule a Meeting

Have questions or ideas? We'd love to make a connection!

To schedule a meeting with Tyler Blanski, our Director of Major Gifts (whether you'd like to meet on Zoom, get coffee, tour the school, or experience daily Mass), just schedule a time on Tyler's calendar below or email

Where else can I give?

Chesterton Academy relies on thrift, devoted faculty, and the generosity of donors to make our school a reality for our young people. We are grateful for the support and prayers of our constituents as you help us fulfill our mission. 

Supporting Direct Operations puts you at the front lines. It's what makes it all possible—a safe campus, staff and faculty, student life, classrooms, and Catholic Culture.

Strengthen Chesterton where it matters most—a campus that is, as one parent puts it, "sacred ground," a mission-driven faculty and staff, resources for prayer and worship, and especially Daily Mass.

This is a way your gift will "keep on giving." The Endowment ensures that Chesterton's impact will continue for future generations—a mission that will be protected, in perpetuity.

A gift designated to our Campus is a gift that is tangible and immediate. This is a way to beautify and build up our school, to make the mission visible, "the Miracle on Mainstreet."

As a nationally-ranked CLT school, we are committed to our rigorous curriculum, sage learning environment, technology, and vibrant student life. This is the most direct way to support our curriculum and classroom experience.

Help families afford what would otherwise be impossible for their child: a place where he or she can find relief from the culture wars, make good friends, be challenged, and come alive in Christ.

Pray for us. Visit us. Support us.

Thank you for supporting Chesterton Academy. We are grateful for your love and care for this school. Consistent financial support results in a more effective use of your contributions, ultimately allowing us to bring a joyful, Catholic education to more families than ever before.

All donations go directly to support and enable the academic and evangelical work of Chesterton Academy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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