Chesterton Academy Makes National Catholic High School Honor Roll

Chesterton Academy Selected as One of theTop 50 Catholic High Schools in the Country


Cardinal Newman Society’s Catholic High School Honor Roll Recognizes Excellence in Catholic Identity, Academics, and Civic Education

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (September 20, 2012) - Chesterton Academy, announced today that it was named one of America's top 50 Catholic secondary schools by the National Catholic High School Honor Roll. The Honor Roll, sponsored by the Cardinal Newman Society, recognizes and encourages excellence in Catholic secondary education, stressing academic excellence, Catholic identity, and civic education.

“To be ranked among the nation’s top 50 Catholic High Schools in just our fifth year of operation is a great honor”, said Headmaster John Niemann. “The Cardinal Newman Society is one of the most respected institutions in Catholic education, making the selection of Chesterton Academy for the top fifty even more gratifying.”

“Since competition began in 2004, the Honor Roll has been a helpful tool for administrators, families, and benefactors in recognizing the quality of a Catholic high school,” said Patrick J. Reilly, President of The Cardinal Newman Society. “The Honor Roll schools are a reminder that Catholic education is getting better every day—not only academically, but in the renewal of Catholic identity—and we are delighted to see the increased level of competition among the schools that participated in the program this year.”

About Chesterton Academy The result of a grass-roots movement of parents, Chesterton Academy offers an integrated college preparatory curriculum taught through the lens of the Catholic faith. Launched in fall of 2008 with just 10 students, the school now enrolls more than 80 students in grades 9 through 12 and offers summer school programs, options for home school students, and adult enrichment classes.

Named for the great English writer G.K. Chesterton, Chesterton Academy raises up virtuous young men and women in the Catholic tradition of faith and reason, centered on the truth of the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ. Inspired by Bl. Pope John Paul II, we take as our motto “Cultura Vitae”, “the culture of life.” We make it our mission to prepare our students to triumph over the materialism and despair that pervade our culture and to accept our Lord’s offer to have life and have it abundantly. Learn more at


John Niemann, Headmaster E-Mail: Phone: 952.378.1779

Emily de Rotstein, Executive Director E-Mail: Phone: 651.756.9613

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