Apply for the 2018-2019 School Year

Begin the adventure.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2018-19 academic year, grades 9 through 11. We also accept applications for mid-year transfer students, depending on openings and class size. Our application process includes the following steps:

Apply on-line

Click here to apply on-line through TADS and to pay the $35 non-refundable application fee (transfer students $75). As part of the application process, you will be asked to submit student records, a teacher questionnaire, a student questionnaire and a writing sample.

Schedule a shadow

Chesterton Academy encourages prospective students to shadow so they can experience a typical school day and meet our friendly students and faculty. Contact Mimi Giles, Admissions Advisor, to schedule a date. Email:

Meet with our Headmaster

We want to get to know you! Our Headmaster, Dr. Conor Hill, meets with each prospective student and family as part of the application process. Family interviews can take place at the end of your student shadow day, but may be scheduled at another time if more convenient for you.

Take the placement exam

Our placement exam is used as a diagnostic tool to ensure students are placed in the appropriate section of math or Latin, and to help identify areas of academic strengths and opportunities for growth. Please contact us to reserve a spot for the placement exam, scheduled for Saturday, December 2 at 8:30 AM on campus.

Questions? We’re here to help. Call 630.442.1424 or send an email to

Non-Discrimination Policy: 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.