Math and Science

Overview of the Chesterton Academy Curriculum

Science is the study of the physical world, that is, of God’s creation. None of these subjects can be approached without a sense of wonder. It is fitting, therefore, to begin by looking up at the heavens, at the lights in the sky: Astronomy. Then we take a look at the world God created (Geology), the creatures he created (Biology), and the intricate substances of which all things are made (Chemistry). We end by gaining an understanding of the nature and properties of matter and energy (Physics).

Mathematics is the art of measuring. Science is the study of what can be measured. While math is woven together with the sciences, it is also connected to the humanities. It teaches logic, which is a basic philosophical principle. It teaches honesty, which is a basic moral principle. It teaches balance, which is a basic aesthetic principle. Math at Chesterton Academy covers Euclidian geometry and algebra, all the way through advanced Calculus.