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Our World Needs Saints.

We're on a mission to raise up the next generation of saints through a joyfully Catholic high-school experience. Our devotion to the sacraments, classical curriculum, and strong pro-life stance define who we are. Thanks to your generosity, we're able to serve more families than ever before.

Join the Movement

Chesterton Academy meets an urgent need by offering a classical education faithful to the Catholic Church that is affordable for families.

We began in 2008 with just 10 students and a powerful vision. Today, we enroll over 160 students. In 2013, the Chesterton Schools Network was created to help parents start their own academies in their communities based on our existing approach.

Today, over 60 academies exist throughout the U.S. and several schools are located abroad in Canada, Italy, Iraq, and Africa.

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High School with a Higher Purpose

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Catholic

Students of Chesterton Academy receive a rich spiritual formation through Daily Mass, reconciliation, adoration, theology classes, prayer, weekend retreats, and a strong emphasis on the sanctity of human life.

Classical

Classical

Students at Chesterton study “the best of what’s been thought and said.” Philosophy, history, theology, and literature, coupled with math and science, work to cultivate complete thinkers who can identify and articulate objective truth.

Fine Arts

Fine Arts

Chesterton students learn to convey goodness, truth, and beauty through participation in the fine arts, including choir, art, and drama. The arts cultivate articulate, clear-thinking, well-rounded, and joyful individuals.

"Chesterton brought my faith back to life and helped nurture the best relationships I've ever had. I want to remember no matter where life takes me, I'll always have a home in Chesterton Academy."

Gianna, Class of 2024

"Going to daily Mass and having the privilege of daily confession is truly one of the best things that's ever happened in my life."

Braedan, Class of 2024

"My high school experience is more than I could ever dream of. I've been able to meet new friends, play sports, and learn from top-notch teachers."

James, Class of 2026

"I know it may have sounded like an exaggeration when I said that transferring to Chesterton was the most important decision I ever made, but I really meant it... I cringe to think of the direction I might have gone without this school."

Doyle, Class of 2024

"The teachers are some of the smartest and most personable people that I've ever met, and they're the best teachers I've ever had."

Luke, Class of 2024

"One of the things I am most sure about is that God wanted me here... I am just so very thankful for it. I don't even want to think about what my life would've been like if I wouldn't have been here."

Tom, Class of 2025

Chesterton by the Numbers

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Daily Mass Attendance

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Male graduates enter seminary

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Average ACT Score- 6.3 points above the national average

Graduates Ready to Lead

Our graduates go on to a variety of career paths including public and private universities, professional occupations, military service, missionary work, or religious life. One in every eight of our male graduates enters the seminary to discern priesthood. Just a few examples of our graduates' pursuits are listed below.

  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of St. Thomas
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • St. John Vianney College Seminary
  • University of Mary
  • Benedictine College
  • Boston College
  • Catholic University of America
  • Baylor University
  • University of Minnesota
  • Metropolitan State University
  • Minneapolis Community and Tech College
  • Minnesota State University
  • Montana State University
  • North Dakota State University
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Nebraska Lincoln
  • University of North Dakota
  • University of South Dakota
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Entering the work force
  • Religious Life
  • United States Naval Academy
  • United States Marine Corps
  • Net Ministries

How Can You Help?

We're on a mission at Chesterton Academy, and we can't do it without you.

We thank you for supporting the key components that allow us to raise up the next generation of saints.

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Direct Operations

Designate your gift to be used where it is most needed.

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Catholic Identity

Support students in becoming the men and women God created them to be.

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Endowment

Ensure Chesterton Academy's impact continues for generations to come.

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Catholic Campus

Designate your gift to build up and beautify our school, which is, as one parent describes, "sacred ground."

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Academic Excellence

Support our students in becoming complete thinkers who can identify and articulate objective truth.

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Financial Aid & Subsidy

Help families afford what would otherwise be impossible for their child: an authentically Catholic education.

What level of giving is right for you?

The Headmaster’s Club is Chesterton Academy’s donor appreciation society. It includes parents, grandparents, businesses, and friends who believe in a joyfully Catholic, classical education. Headmaster's Club members have an immediate impact on Chesterton Academy with their extraordinary generosity, starting with annual gifts of $5,000+.

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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 tblanski@chestertonacademy.org.

Ways to Give

Thank you for your generosity! Chesterton Academy is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. If you have any questions or would like to meet, please contact our advancement representative, Tyler Blanski or our headmaster, Christopher Olley.

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

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 proper processing by the Post Office.

If you wish to honor the memory of a family member or friend by making a contribution to Chesterton Academy, please write to us at:

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

Please include the name of the individual you are honoring and state the designation of the gift if you wish. We will contact the family to let them know a donation has been made.

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 our Advancement Representative, Tyler Blanski, 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 clearly print your full 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.

Pray for us. Visit us. Support us.

Thank you for your generosity. Your prayers and consistent financial support allow us to bring a joyful, Catholic education to more families than ever before. Thank you.

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

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