Curriculum

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Students at Chesterton Academy of The Holy Family enjoy a cohesive, content-rich education. A broad exposure to many different disciplines helps students avoid the pitfalls of specializing too early, which can lead to limited interests and narrow thinking.

What is the Chesterton Academy model? It begins with a classical, integrated curriculum. Students read Homer, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid, Virgil, Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Teresa of Avila, Dostoyevsky. . . and G.K. Chesterton. Chesterton students study the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. History, literature, philosophy, and theology are braided together. The sciences and the humanities are also intimately connected, so that the logic of math is seen in philosophy, and God’s handiwork is seen in the sciences.

Faith and reason meet in every class.

Equal emphasis is given to the arts, so that every student learns to draw and paint, sing in the choir, act on the stage, give  speeches, and engage in debate. Each year builds on the previous, so that by the end of senior year, we have articulate, clear-thinking, well-rounded, and, very importantly, joyful human beings.

The purpose of Chesterton Academy of The Holy Family is to nurture the minds and the souls of our children through a well-defined and academically rigorous classical education and to develop complete thinkers who learn to draw on faith and reason for the purpose of building the culture of life.  We desire to pursue TRUTH, GOODNESS, and BEAUTY, as revealed by God, throughout the school day.