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You could be a difference-maker. Thank you for considering joining us in our commitment to sharing the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith through a classical curriculum and joyful community. SUPPORT OUR MISSION We meet an urgent need. Chesterton Academy is filling a void left by many high schools today. In a safe learning …

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Faculty & Staff

Chesterton Academy is blessed to have a talented and dynamic faculty dedicated to the vision and mission of our school. Each faculty and staff member takes the Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium at the Mass of the Holy Spirit at the beginning of the academic year. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, faculty at …

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Curriculum

Our Academic Approach Students at Chesterton Academy enjoy a cohesive, content-rich education. A broad exposure to many different disciplines helps students expand their interests and uncover hidden talents. Each year builds on the previous, so that by the end of senior year, our students are articulate, clear-thinking, well-rounded, and, very importantly, joyful individuals. The Humanities Program …

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Pilgrimages

Rome & Assisi Each year Chesterton Academy upper classmen have the opportunity for a pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi, Italy. They encounter relics from the saints and see in real life the wonders of the ancient churches in the Eternal City.  Washington D.C. Chesterton Academy students join hundreds of thousands of peaceful protesters in Washington, …

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House System

Chesterton Academy’s House system is drawn from the 1,000 year-old tradition of Christian education exemplified in the colleges at Oxford and Cambridge. The Houses 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. Each House has …

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Apply and Enroll

Your Next Steps Want more information? Schedule a shadow day at Chesterton Academy. (Students are paired with an Ambassador to experience our classes and joyful atmosphere). Apply for Enrollment (steps to complete application and forms required). Inquiry Form Attend an Open House Parents and students are invited to attend an Open House at our campus. …

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G.K. Chesterton

Our Patron Chesterton Academy is named for the great English writer and Catholic convert, G.K. Chesterton (1874- 1936). Chesterton is a model for our school because he exemplified the Catholic faith through a life filled with joy, wonder, and gratitude. Chesterton was considered one of the world’s most outstanding men of letters in the early …

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities Robotics TeamMock TrialYearbook Club Music Chamber Singers (audition-based)Men’s Schola and Women’s Schola Faith & Service Prayer TeamCrusaiders for LifeServis for Life Club

Catholic Identity / Chaplaincy

Chesterton Academy’s chaplain, Father Timothy Sandquist, leads the spiritual life of our school with the help of sisters from the Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus community.  Students enjoy retreats, Adoration, formation classes, and ongoing opportunities for service. We are also blessed by the support of Father Joseph Johnson, pastor of Church of the Holy …

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Careers

Chesterton Academy of the Twin Cities is a school with a higher purpose. Our faith and family centered mission uses a relevant, innovative classical curriculum with a strong Fine Arts emphasis. Daily Mass, reconciliation, student led prayer team, weekend retreats and a strong Pro-Life stance defines our Catholic Identity. Part-Time Math, Science, and Physics Teacher: …

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