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High School with a Higher Purpose



Chesterton Academy is raising up a new generation of joyful leaders and saints, educated in the classical tradition and the truths of the Catholic faith.  Our rigorous, integrated curriculum unlocks student potential and prepares students to succeed in college and professional life and to excel in service of family, country, and Christ our Lord.

Chesterton Academy offers:

  • A well-rounded education that develops strong intellectual habits

  • A supportive community growing in virtue and holiness

  • A catalyst for promoting character and leadership skills


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At a Glance


Convenient Location

Our campus is in the First Presbyterian Church in Downers Grove at 339 4th Street (enter via the green awning from the parking lot).

By the Numbers

  • Entering our 4th year of operation

  • 17 faculty and staff members

  • 82 students, roughly 50 / 50 gender split

  • 63 families spanning 57 zip codes and 23 parishes

  • Affordable tuition of $7,475 per student for the 2019-2020 academic year; scholarships available

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