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.

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We meet an urgent need.

Chesterton Academy is filling a void left by many high schools today.

In a safe learning environment, we meet an urgent need by offering a classical curriculum that is faithful to the Catholic Church and affordable for all families.

Chesterton Academy began in 2008 with just a few families and a powerful vision. From these humble beginnings, it has become a worldwide movement that is growing faster than ever. In 2013, the Chesterton Schools Network was established to help others and now has more than 50 schools around the country!

High School with a Higher Purpose

✓ Well-rounded curriculum that develops strong intellectual habits

✓ Supportive community growing in virtue and holiness

✓ Catalyst for promoting character and leadership skills

Catholic

Catholic

With daily Mass, an adoration chapel, a thriving parish (St. Gabriel's Catholic Church), and a convent (the Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus) right here on campus, this is a place where students live their faith.

Classical

Classical

A cohesive education rooted in our Judeo-Christian, Greco-Roman heritage. From math and science to logic and philosophy, students learn "the best of what's been thought and said."

Fine Arts

Fine Arts

From music and drama to studio time in painting and drawing, students become articulate, clear-thinking, well-rounded, and joyful individuals. The fine arts are central to the culture and curriculum.

Chesterton by the Numbers

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Graduates Ready to Lead

With an affordable tuition rate, an economically diverse student body, and four years of fine arts, humanities, math, and science, graduates are prepared to succeed in college and professional life. Our cohesive, content-rich curriculum unlocks student potential, expands their interests and their ability to think critically. At the center of it all is the culture of life

Students go on to schools like Notre Dame, St. Thomas, the University of Mary, Boston College, Hillsdale College, the University of Minnesota, and the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Students also go on to serve in the military, enter the trades, partner with NET Ministries, or pursue religious life. One in nine male graduates enter seminary.

How Can You Help?

Pray for us. Visit us. Support us.

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 we fulfill our mission.

Click on the title or icon of each giving category to learn more about it.

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.

What level of giving is right for you?

$240 - $24,999, pledged, given outright, or cumulatively

This passionate group of donors sustains us as we train inquisitive minds and proclaim Christ in the culture. Every expression of support benefits our students.

The Friends of Chesterton enable us to efficiently execute our academic initiatives. Consistent financial support results in a more effective use of your contributions, allowing us to bring a joyful, Catholic education to more families than ever before.

$25,000 - $199,999, pledged, given outright, or cumulatively

Headmaster's Club members have an immediate impact on Chesterton Academy with their extraordinary generosity. Their philanthropic support inspires incredible education and provides essential funding for the people and programming that bring it all to life. Perhaps most important, members ensure that the Academy is affordable to all. This special society is open to anyone who has given or pledged $25,000 to $199,999.

Current members may upgrade their levels of membership once the previous pledge level is completed.

$200,000 - $1 Million+, pledged, given outright, or cumulatively

The Founders' Club honors individuals and foundations who have given generously to Chesterton Academy reaching an accumulative donation of $200,000 or more. Through a series of major gifts, Gala sponsorship, grants and estate planning, a Founders' Club member plays a pivotal role in the school's long-term fiscal sustainability.

Current members may upgrade their levels of membership once the previous pledge level is completed.

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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! Whether you are interested in supporting Chesterton's Direct Operations 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 (tblanski@chestertonacademy.org) or Christopher Olley (colley@chestertonacademy.org).

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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

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.

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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