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Get to Know Our Families

One of Chesterton Academy’s families, the Horneckers, was recently featured in the Neighbors of Chaska magazine. This printed publication is circulated to thousands of families in the Twin Cities’ southwest metro, giving these families the opportunity to get to know their neighbors and learn more about the community. Chesterton Academy is also mentioned in the article, as four …

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Chesterton Academy Announces the Hiring of Christopher Olley, Current Executive Director, as New Headmaster

Hopkins, MN (May 5, 2022) – Chesterton Academy of the Twin Cities announced today the hiring of Christopher Olley as the school’s new headmaster. Olley has been serving as Chesterton Academy’s Executive Director for the past four years, and he will succeed Dr. Dale Ahlquist, who has served as interim headmaster this past year. Ahlquist …

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Chesterton Academy in the Press: Highlighted in Southwest Metro Magazines

Chesterton Academy was recently featured in the School Profile sections of the March 2022 editions of the Neighbors of Chaska, Neighbors of Eden Prairie, and Chanhassen Neighbors magazines. These printed publications are circulated to thousands of families in the Twin Cities’ southwest metro, giving these families the opportunity to learn about the many benefits of a Chesterton education: our convenient …

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Chesterton Academy Receives National Award for the Classic Learning Test

Chesterton Academy has been named one of the Top 20 Schools in the Classic Learning Test’s 2020-2021 National School Rankings. This award recognizes Chesterton Academy’s student body for collectively receiving one of the highest median scores in the nation on the CLT. Click here to view the press release and learn more about the Classic …

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Chesterton Schools Network Continues to Grow Its Ranks

In 2008, Dale Ahlquist and Tom Bengston opened the first Chesterton Academy, a high school providing a classical education with English Catholic convert and writer G.K. Chesterton as its patron, in Edina, Minnesota.  Now, there are 27 schools in operation in the United States and Canada, a sister school in Italy, and nearly a dozen …

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Keeping Catholic Education Actually Catholic

by Gerald Korson Multiple challenges face institutes of higher education today, especially the smaller private colleges whose enrollment and financial stability suffered most during the coronavirus pandemic. Catholic colleges were not immune to such troubles, and a few made the decision to close. Patrick Reilly, president of the Cardinal Newman Society with its stated mission …

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