Admissions

Chesterton Academy of The Holy Family seeks students who are eager to pursue truth and virtue via the rigors of a classical curriculum and the wisdom of the Catholic intellectual tradition.

Chesterton Academy of The Holy Family admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Admission requirements for the incoming freshman class:

  • Completed online application and submission of required supporting documents: Short Essay Writing Sample, Student Questionnaire and Confidential Teacher Questionnaire
  • Student records from current school including report card from the past year, attendance data and behavior notes
  • High School Placement Test (HSPT) results taken during the student’s eighth grade
  • Other standardized tests scores if available
  • Completion of the eighth grade
  • Demonstrated aptitude for the school’s academic program which is a rigorous, integrated classical curriculum with the Catholic faith at the center
  • Open House or School Tour
  • Family meeting with Headmaster/Admissions and/or Founders

Admission requirements for transfer students (incoming sophomore or junior class):

  • Completed online application and submission of required supporting documents: Short Essay Writing Sample, Student Questionnaire and Confidential Teacher Questionnaire
  • Student records from current school including official high school transcript, report card from the past year, attendance data and behavior notes
  • High School Placement Test (HSPT) results if no other standardized test scores are available
  • Demonstrated aptitude for the school’s academic program which is a rigorous, integrated classical curriculum with the Catholic faith at the center
  • Open House or School Tour
  • Family meeting with admissions

Chesterton Academy of The Holy Family does not accept applications for transfer students into the senior class.

TUITION

Chesterton Academy of The Holy Family is dedicated to bringing an affordable Christ centered classical education to the Western Suburbs of Chicago. We are centrally located with Mass at Holy Trinity in Westmont and our campus is 1 mile away in Downers Grove with METRA train access via the BNSF line (Westmont Station for Mass and the Fairview Avenue Station for the campus). Several students use the train this year.

2016 – 2017 school year Tuition is $6,900 per year
2017 – 2018 school year Tuition will be $7,200 this will allow for a cost of living increase for our faculty

Book Fees: $375 per year

Non-refundable Enrollment Deposit: $375

Payment Plans

One Payment:      Payment due August 5.

Two Payments:     First Payment due August 5. Second Payment due January 5

Ten Payments:      First Payment due in July then each month after through April.

Tuition must be paid in full by May 25 of the current school year. All tuition will be collected using TADS, tuition and billing school management system.

There is a $375 non-refundable deposit which is due upon enrollment in the spring. The $375 enrollment fee is the book fee.

These amounts do not include uniforms, choir/gala attire, sports fees, social events, or field trips. There is a graduation fee for seniors. Questions please call 630-442-1424 or email: mary.beane@cathf.com

We have a a limited amount of scholarships available for the 2017 – 2018 school year. Please contact Mrs. Beane for the application link.